dolce far niente /dɒltʃeɪ ˌfɑː nɪˈɛnteɪ/origin: Italiantranslation: “sweet doing nothing”1. Sheer indulgent relaxation and blissful laziness.2. The enjoyment of idleness.
TAKING A REST DAY
Set aside one day, very soon, for yourself. This is your rest-day, a day on which you have nothing much to do. Do not plan the day beforehand, just leave it open.
On that day…
Wake up when you wish, when your body wants to.
Allow the day to unfold naturally. You may do whatever you need - cooking, cleaning, attending to loved ones. Let these actions become part of the flow of the day. Do not anticipate too much. Just follow the flow.
When it comes to doing nothing, there is a certain sweetness in that state of just being. Let yourself slide into the lull, the way you slide into a warm bath. In fact, take a warm bath, if you wish!
Perhaps you shall sit a while, read the paper, or make some food and eat it in the garden. Read a chapter, then take a nap or simply lay in bed for a few more minutes. These are natural resting spaces for your body.
If you have children, let them join in! Explain to them about the flow, and follow their lead. Children know all about this kind of stuff!
"A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given to you!"~ Rumi
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