In a world that often glorifies busyness and perpetual productivity, there exists a quiet revolution—an art that is often overlooked but holds profound significance—the art of doing nothing for the sake of nothing. In the pursuit of genuine joy and personal fulfilment, the importance of embracing hobbies and activities solely for the pleasure they bring, without the pressure to share or post, cannot be overstated.
As we moved into probably for most families the busiest month of the year, it's important, we engage in activities simply for the joy they bring, with no ulterior motive. This could be reading a book, doodling in a sketchpad, or meandering through nature trails. The beauty lies in the absence of a predefined purpose, allowing space for spontaneity and unfiltered enjoyment.
Engaging in hobbies for oneself, without the
obligation to share every moment, offers a precious escape from the pressure of external validation. It's a return to the essence of doing things because they make us happy, not because they make for an impressive social media post.
As much as we love our work, having hobbies that are entirely unrelated can be a breath of fresh air for our minds. It's vital we have things away from our career that are simply for us and for the sake of it without needing it to result in a "productive" financial outcome. Whether it's painting, gardening, or learning a musical instrument, these pursuits contribute to a well-rounded and fulfilled sense of self.
There is a unique joy in indulging in private pleasures—activities that are exclusively for our personal delight. The absence of an audience allows us to be fully present in the moment, savouring the experience without the distraction of external expectations. It's a form of self-care that rejuvenates the soul and replenishes our creative wells.
Reclaim the right to relish activities solely for yourself, reviving the simplicity of joy without the need for external validation or acknowledgment. Come back to pottering around and ensure you have moments of time where you are unscheduled and be careful to not rush to fill the space that exists for you to be present!