The importance of a ‘do-nothing day’

Don’t feel guilty for watching TV all day

~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Managing Editor & Sports Editor~

It is a wild, wild life. One day you are super busy and then the next day you’re even busier. So what do you do to combat the stress of being busy?

It’s simple: do nothing.

What I mean by that is taking a short break from everything stressing you out. Take a “do-nothing” day and take some time for yourself.

I currently am working four jobs: three on campus and one off campus. On top of that I am also playing on three soccer teams, and I try to make time for all of my classes so that I can graduate in a year.

Every now and again I need a day off. I need to be able to take a big nap one day, or at least watch television all day instead of doing my homework.

This is absolutely essential to survive in this crazy busy world we live in. We can’t expect to be slamming ourselves with work, we’re college students. We are supposed to be enjoying our last few years of quote unquote “freedom” before we work for the rest of our lives.

I want to sit on the couch and watch “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” every now and again instead of working. I need the “do-nothing” day so I can be productive on my “do-everything” days.

I think this is a fair way to get myself a break every now and again. This keeps me sane throughout the week.

Before I get letters back saying “that’s terrible work ethic,” or “surely you fall behind,” I would like to say that I know it can be a bad idea for some.

I am well aware that I can slam myself with even more backed-up work by taking “do-nothing” days, but this is what works for me right now. Regardless, I just want you to know that sometimes it is perfectly okay to do nothing all day. 

Now I am going to get back to the massive pile of work that I won’t do until tomorrow after my “do-nothing” day is done.

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