After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?
When I’m exhausted I can’t even think on what to do. I’d rather do nothing. The “dolce far niente” of the italians is the best way to rest. Behold the wonders of the delicious idleness!. If only one could lazily let pass the time occupied in contemplate the landscape, feel the breeze, take a nap…
Anyway, the “dolce far niente” (sweet doing nothing) is regrettable not always possible.
When I lived close to the Ocean the answer was easy: go to take a walk to the beach. I used to return home refreshed. Now I can’t do it. So I have to find other ways to rest.
If I’m stressed I like to go swimming. The exercise helps me to unwind.
If I’m just tired, I like listening to good music while I’m practicing some of my hobbies like painting or embroidery.
If I’m too tired, the “dolce far niente” would do it.