Do you think that you’re being lazy when you’re not doing something? Or wasting time when you’re simply just being there?

Chances are when you think you’re being lazy you aren’t proud of it. That’s because our culture is addicted to an opposite reality—namely, being busy all the time. Yet maybe it’s not so great to be “always on.” Burnout, anxiety disorders and stress-related diseases are on the rise. The American Institute of Stress is keeping excellent stats on the situation.

Read more in Bija’s column on this topic in AGEIST Magazine.

The World Health Organization now recognizes burnout as a medical diagnosis, and it is affecting larger numbers of us. Let’s rediscover the art of doing nothing.