The Art of Doing Nothing

by Michelle Hoffschneider

Time is the most precious and overdrawn resource we all have. We are constantly deciding how to use it best with schedules and plans.

With new modern distractions, sleep, stillness, solitude, and sabbath can seem unattainable. The daily demands of balancing a job, family, friends, and everything in between can cause great guilt and shame if we choose to stop and be still. 

But that’s exactly what God tells us to do, “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

This verse calls us to take time to pause and reflect. When we take time to sit and think, read, exercise, go for a walk, or do absolutely nothing, we can find God’s peace amidst the chaos. 

Being still isn’t always easy, but it is life-giving if we choose to prioritize it. We can work on instilling the importance of stillness in ourselves and those we love, lead, and serve. We can practice the art of doing nothing-guilt-free-that will benefit us emotionally, physically, relationally, and spiritually.

Brenda Jank and the Run Hard. Rest Well. team are thought leaders in the arena of Restorative Wellness. Find additional resources at Contact us at:

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