Think about what that actually means in the context of your life, and then consider what it means to your life in retirement.
It takes knowing a lot about yourself, and what is important to you to be able to sit and contemplate the world. Some of us need more than just a good book, a good cup of coffee and good company to feel good about doing nothing. This isn’t the same as ‘being still‘. Doing nothing in this context is about just that; doing nothing. Its about not participating, not interacting, not getting out there and getting into the dance of life.
You really have to be so self-confident, self-aware, and self-fulfilled to do nothing. And as I said, I just don’t have the self-esteem to do nothing. I will volunteer, I will take classes, I will find an excuse to spend time with my grandchildren, I will head to a seniors’ centre to play cards if that’s what it takes. But I will not do nothing.