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The Art of Doing Nothing: Simple Ways to Make Time for Yourself Hardcover – Illustrated, August 25, 1998
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Simple Ways to Make Time for Yourself
A culture of overachievers, we make things happen--and happen fast. While rushing along, though, the days seem to get shorter and shorter. If only time would hold still, just a little bit, to let us savor life's simplest moments. . . .
The Art of Doing Nothing will help to ease these beat-the-clock jitters. The stress-reducing techniques described here require no time, no skill, no commitment. A practical guide to rest and relaxation, it ushers us into a world where "being" is more compelling than "doing."
Beautifully illustrated with Erica Lennard's photographs, The Art of Doing Nothing gives us permission to celebrate idleness in all its mesmerizing forms. Véronique Vienne's delightfully informative essays on the art of breathing, meditating, bathing, listening, waiting, and more offer useful tips on such skills as how to whistle, stay in the moment, take a nap, cure a cold, or watch th
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Hardcover : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780609600740
- ISBN-13 : 978-0609600740
- Product Dimensions : 6.89 x 0.57 x 6.84 inches
- Publisher : Potter Style; Illustrated Edition (August 25, 1998)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0609600745
- Best Sellers Rank: #285,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I had read a previous book by this author and I decided to purchase this book for a bargain price on Amazon. This book is organized into ten short and witty chapters and includes the following: The art of procrastinating, the art of breathing, the art of meditating, and the art of lounging, the art of yawning, the art of napping, the art of bathing, the art of tasting, the art of listening, and the art of waiting. There is also an informative little glossary and a selected bibliography.
If you are seeking a fun book to read with some positive suggestions on how to take some time to just enjoy life you should check out this interesting book.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Chair/Seated Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga for seniors and the physically challenged).
This book celebrates the zen of puttering. My favourite chapter is the one with instructions on how to take a nap ;-)
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I loved its title and all the info about the art of doing nothing, which I am pursuing at the present.
I recomend it.