How To Do Nothing and Silence Your Mind
Doing nothing sounds like it’s easy. You’re probably saying “I don’t need to read on how to do nothing, I do that all the time.” That isn’t the kind of do nothing I’m talking about. This kind of do nothing is almost like meditating, and its an art.
Doing nothing at all requires a bit of skill. You start out by shutting off all distractions. Turn off the T.V., phone, music, or anything else that either makes noise or distracts you. Then find a comfortable quiet place to sit. It can be in a chair or on a bed. It doesn’t really matter as long as it is comfortable and quiet. Also choose somewhere that is still. You don’t want to be surrounded by a lot of movement.
After you get your spot picked out, then it’s time to set up your area. Get some comfy pillows or blankets. Shut off the lights and close the blinds. You don’t have to sit in the total dark if you don’t want to be it keeps your mind calmed and relaxed more. Also make sure the temperature is comfortable and that you aren’t hungry or sleepy. Sleepy isn’t a bad thing, but there is a good chance you might doze off.
To start your session sit comfortable in your spot and close your eyes. You want to clear you mind of all the things that you had on there from your day. Silence your thoughts and don’t think about anything at all. Now this sounds easy and I’ll tell you right now it’s not. You will more than likely have to practice this several times before you get the hang of silencing your mind.
Once you get into a mode of completely doing nothing just sit there and enjoy the moment. Live in your body as you become tranquil. Really relax and move your muscles around then let them relax into total stillness. Breathe deeply and slowly as you absorb all of the air that enters your body. Stay in this position for at least 10 minutes.
After you 10 minute session is over then you can come up and move around again. Don’t get into a rush just really enjoy coming back into the real world and go on about your day.
If you enjoyed this then you will probably love meditation. Meditation is a more advanced form of this that can lead off in several directions. Silencing your mind and relaxing to nothing is a great intro into a very therapeutic meditative session. If you want to learn how to meditate I have an article linked here you can read. I hope you enjoy this and please give it a try. Good Luck!