Why Those Who Embrace Leisure Get More Done

September 20, 2014 12:09 PM

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Why Those Who Embrace Leisure Get More Done

A member of my team at meQuilibrium recently shared a story about her mother, who moved in with her family this summer. Every morning, her mother comes into the kitchen, makes a cup of coffee, and sits on the screened porch looking over the garden and backyard. Then she just sits there for a solid 15 minutes, sipping her coffee and looking at the garden and backyard.

For my colleague, a typically busy working mother, it was so unusual to see someone being idle that she felt shocked. Not surprisingly, her first reaction was negative. Was something wrong with her mother? Was she lazy? Was she bored? But over time, my colleague saw that this ritual had value. It al...

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