Niksen is a simple Dutch philosophy for anyone looking to slow down, relax and daydream. Designed to combat our always-on world, it teaches us the liberating, lost art of doing nothing.
Nowadays, doing nothing can feel almost impossible. Overwhelming workloads, social pressures, family commitments and endless to-do lists leave you exhausted, frantic and stressed. The Dutch have a simple 'be idle' solution: Niksen shows you how to resist the daily grind and reclaim peace of mind. Find out when, why and how to niks for a happier, healthier life.
Annette Lavrijsen offers can-do advice and easy exercises to get you started. Using this book to cultivate niksen you can:
Find new ways to relax, slow down and combat burnout
Bust I'm-too-busy, nothingness-is-laziness myths
Honestly communicate boundaries and reset your priorities
Create a zen sanctuary that's all yours
Master the work-life balance
Boost your creativity, mood and even productivity
Raise a happy family and be a better friend
With some sensible scheduling and a smart mindset niksen is easy to fit into your day, and soon will become your essential daily pick-me-up. So stop worrying about you have to do next and start enjoying life's little pauses.
Claim your timeout and turn to this witty guide whenever you want to declutter your mind.