Niksenis is the Dutch concept of doing nothing, and it’s being embraced as a way to deal with our increasingly busy, stressful lives. Practicing niksen is as simple as just sitting in a chair, looking out the window or listening to music. They key is that what you are doing has no purpose. The idea is to truly do nothing and just be.
As stress levels climb in the U.S. and globally and their crushing health impacts, like burnout, are getting more recognition from the medical community, doing nothing is increasingly being framed as a positive, stress-fighting tactic.
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