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Thinking about nothing

Sat, Apr 14, 2018 | Read in 2 minutes

“Pause whatever you’re doing, and ask the person nearest you what they’re thinking about (call someone if you have to). Write a post based on it.”

Excerpt From: The Editors, “365 Days of Writing Prompts.” iBooks.

So I texted my sister to ask what she was thinking for the day. And she said, Nothing, as usual. Well, she actually added lots of hahahahah’s but that’s not that not the point. And maybe there is something to say about thinking of nothing…

My high school teacher used to tell us that “Nothing” is a valid response when someone asks you what you’re thinking. Maybe I don’t totally agree with him but I do think there are times when we are simply thinking of the most random things and it all boils down to thinking of “nothing” in particular.

I don’t really care to get a lot more philosophical about this. I just think that thinking about nothing and/ or idling isn’t such a big deal as long as it’s not what you do every single day. There are times when we’re busy and biting our heads off doing the work we love, but there are also moments when we do feel like not doing anything that requires too much focus.

Balance is a wonderful thing. The idea that we can do nothing and anything and everything at a particular time/ period/ day is such a wonder because it means we’re balancing out our own lives. It doesn’t mean you’re lazy when you’re being idle and you’re a workaholic when you’re busy. It’s just that there is a time for everything. And perhaps, right now, it’s your perfect time to not think and just be.

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