Every now and then we see people around us dealing with burnout or struggling with productivity. We have had to deal with low concentration levels and stress, it’s a common occurrence in our day to day lives. To deal with all of these confusing feelings, and finding an efficient way to achieve our dreams, we need to practice Niksen.
What is Niksen?
Niksen is a Dutch term and an author has presented her book, Niksen: The Dutch Art Of Doing Nothing. Carolien Janssen defines Niksen as “similar to mindfulness, yet you don’t need anything special to do nothing. ”If you want to practice it, she writes, “slow down and celebrate the moment of not achieving.”
Not to be confused with mindfulness, Niksen is in fact more of mindlessness. It is a conscious decision to allow your mind to disengage so that it may wander. This state of mindlessness is similar to meditation and allows us time and space to unwind and relax from external and internal stressors. This time is beneficial for mental rejuvenation and a great time to take some time to think about your dreams and aspirations.