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The Art of Doing Nothing

by Maison Horton

Adjustment is the over-arching theme of our present time, and this includes finding a balance between work life and home life now that they are closer than ever before. Many have switched to different modes of working from home, while family and global issues at large compete for our attention. What gets lost in this flurry of pressing matters? It's presence. It's idleness. It's allowing yourself the time to exist and "do nothing." These reads identify sources of stress and burnout in our lives and provide suggestions on ways we can permit ourselves more time to just be ourselves.

In this display:

  • ‚ÄčKramer-Rolls, D. (2004). The way of the cat : Nap, do nothing, and stretch your way to a blissful life. Conari Press.
  • Lfgren, O., & Ehn, B. (2010). The Secret World of Doing Nothing. University of California Press.
  • Loriol, M. (Ed.). (2019). Stress and suffering at work: The role of culture and society. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Murray, S. (2018). The burnout solution: 12 weeks to a calmer you. Gill Books.
  • O'Connor, B. (2018). Idleness: A philosophical essay. Princeton University Press.
  • Rose, J. L. (2016). Free time. Princeton University Press.
  • Shippen, N. M. (2014). Decolonizing time: Work, leisure, and freedom. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Smart, A. (2012). Autopilot: The art & science of doing nothing. OR Books.
  • Stark, J. (2020). When you're not ok: A toolkit for tough times. Scribe.
  • Stebbins, R. A. (2017). Leisure's legacy: Challenging the common sense view of free time. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Stein, K. (2019). Getting away from it all: Vacations and identity. Temple University Press.
  • Vogt, S. B. (2012). Your spacious self: Clear the clutter and discover who you are. iUniverse, Inc.