If we are always busy saying yes to everything, how do we know what’s actually important?
If we spend time mindlessly inputting whatever comes our way, how do we know what we want to consume?
If we have no moments of solitude with ourselves, we forget what our own voice sounds like. It becomes harder to know ourselves and thus harder to know what we really want when it comes to work and life.
Doing nothing is just as important as producing and creating. As Jenny Odell puts it, “Our very idea of productivity is premised on the idea of producing something new, whereas we do not tend to see maintenance and care as productive in the same way.”
by Tina Essmaker · 99U in The Art of Doing Nothing