The Lost Art Of Doing Nothing: How The Dutch Unwind With Niksen

byMaartje WillemsIllustratorLona Aalders

March 16, 2021|
The Lost Art Of Doing Nothing: How The Dutch Unwind With Niksen by Maartje Willems
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"The best thing about niksen is the absence of a goal. It doesn''t serve a purpose, but it''s wonderful."

Don''t you think it''s time for a break? Plagued-as we are!-by nonstop pings and notifications, we have lost the knack of zoning out. Kicking back. Slacking off. Even when pandemic-induced lockdowns forcibly cleared our calendars, many who thought I''m free! filled their days with Netflix and doomscrolling. How can we reclaim our free time (planned or not) to truly rest and reset?

The Dutch have it figured out: with niksen. Perhaps their best-kept lifestyle secret, niksen is the art of doing, well, nothing. It''s the opposite of productivity, and it''s incredibly good for your . . .
  • MIND-it makes you calmer.
  • BODY-it offers rest on hectic days.
  • CREATIVITY-it clears a space for brilliant ideas.
  • WALLET-it''s free!
If you''re waiting for an invitation to go lie down in the sunshine, this book is it.
Maartje Willems is a Dutch journalist and writer. She lives in Amsterdam where she works as a freelancer and for the VPRO radio program Never Sleep Again. She previously wrote the self-help book Vanaf nu wordt alles beter (From now on everything will get better). Lona Aalders is a photographer and illustrator. She lives in a tiny house...
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Title:The Lost Art Of Doing Nothing: How The Dutch Unwind With Niksen
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7.25 X 5.55 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.25 X 5.55 X 0.75 in
Published:March 16, 2021
Publisher:Experiment
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781615197644

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