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The Art of Wasting Time with ZenDally

Is there an Art of Wasting Time?

If you do it right, waste time that is, you can enhance both your creativity and well-being. I call it ZenDally which translates unofficially to “take time mindfully.” See my ZenDally™ page for a deeper definition.

“You gotta know when to be lazy. Done correctly, it’s an art form that benefits everyone.” 

Originally, dally was from the French dalier which meant to amuse oneself. How wonderful it would be to amuse oneself into a zen-like state.

Well, you can! With ZenDally Activities.

What are ZenDally Activities?

ZenDally™ Activities are imaginative activities that make us feel vibrantly alive and connected to the most essential part of ourselves.

ZenDally Activities are a way to give our left brain a break. When we turn the volume down on our left brain for a while, it gives the right brain the chance to tap into our subconscious to access the resources of memory, creativity, imagination, and intuition. That’s why we get all sorts of crazy ideas when we take a shower or lie down for a nap, or while we are driving. Our left brain relaxes a bit and we can hear our inner voice whispering secrets of wisdom.

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”
~Auguste Rodin

Take anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes daily to engage in these good for your soul activities, but don’t be surprised if you can’t pull yourself away!

Check out these categories for ideas! Click on a category, and it will lead to its own post for ideas.

Inside

Outdoors

On The Road

Weather Permitting

With Others

Use Your Senses

Pamper Yourself

Let me know what you try and how it works out for you. Did you notice an increased sense of relaxation? What activities do you like best?

Comment here or email me at michelejennae (at) gmail (dot) com

 

 

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About the Author:

Michele Jennae is an Old Soul Archaeologist and self-realization coach, helping people connect with their authentic life center in the areas of career, life, and creativity.
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