Absolute idleness is both harder and more rewarding than it seems. It will also help you reflect and with imagination in daily life as the article in last issue explained.
In a 2014 study, researchers left people in a room alone for six to 15 minutes with nothing to do and found that the participants turned to almost any available activity, including administering painful electric shocks to themselves. Even pain—even, gasp, Twitter—is better than being alone with your thoughts.
Sound familiar? The author offers three steps you can take to improve your slothful skills.