The Dutch concept of doing nothing

Pitch this to your boss and see what happens!

Stars Insider

22/03/24 | StarsInsider


In today's world of productivity hacks and 'maximizing' your time, the focus seems to be on squeezing every last drop out of our days. Enter "niksen," the perfect antidote to doing all the things. This Dutch word describes the practice of doing absolutely nothing, or partaking in an activity that has no purpose or goal attached. It's a way to simply be in the moment, and not feel bad about being completely unproductive. The irony is, of course, that reaching this state does serve a purpose: its opposition to burnout and stress culture.

Intrigued? Click on to learn about this Dutch concept.

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