Doesn't sound very interesting does it?
Well today I went upstairs to try to sort out my new sewing area, it needs a lot of re-organisation and shelves and boxes etc etc, is there a point to this, oh yes!
I was sorting through my patterns and trying to find one of the boxes that contained a lot of patterns when my eyes landed on an article I'd ripped from a magazine - my own I hasten to add! It was about idleness.
Here's a picture of a Vargas girl, idling and also wearing some drop dead gorgeous shoes!
Now, dear reader, idleness is something I appear to have lost the ability to do as I get older. I don't know if it's because I run my own business and so I think I have to be busy all the time, it might be as my lack of ability to relax does seem to have coincided with the onset of the recession!
However I ripped this article out for a reason, when I read it I thought, the man is right, we should all be idle at times. It was written by Tom Hodgkinson and you can read it online here.
I know my creative process and imaginative ideas grind to a halt if I don't relax, and I so rarely relax, if I'm honest the only time I relax is when I've had a couple of drinks, not good huh?
So this weekend I have tried to be idle at times, I haven't succeeded fully, how ironic that I am writing a blog post about being idle ha ha ha! So even when I think about being idle I do things, however I have succeeded to a degree this weekend.
I bought a couple of magazines to read, something I never do, I'm really not keen on women's magazines they're full of gossip, celebrities and general rubbish in my opinion, but I bought Vanity Fair, always good articles, and Psychologies as I'm always interested in reading about psychology. I sat down this morning, turned all music and external noise off that was within my power and read. It felt good.
Why am I writing about this to you all? Well I suspect I'm not the only one who never finds time to just be, and so I thought this article might prompt you to take some time out. I particularly like his idea of having a special day to do nothing but stay home, eat chocolate and drink wine!! I don't have any chocolate in the house, but I am home and I do have wine, I may idle the rest of Sunday away!