Sunday, November 7th is Zero Tasking Day.  This day takes place each year on the same day that we end Daylights Savings.  This day was created by Nancy Christie,  author of The Gifts of Change.  According to Christie, this day is to fill that “extra” 60 minutes with nothing.  In other words,  give yourself a break from your everyday life.

When we set the clock back an hour we, say, get an hour back.  Not really, but you get my drift.  If we look at that time as if it were a gift, a time for us to take a step back and relax, it becomes an opportunity for us to create time in our calendars for doing absolutely nothing.

Look at your schedule. Do you see specific blocks of time that you have designated for doing absolutely nothing?  If you’re like most, probably not.  We spend so much time scheduling everything and jamming it into those precious 1,440 minutes that we get every day.  We put ourselves last, and it’s necessary for that to change, so that we place ourselves at the top of our priority list, not just to set aside time to do things for ourselves and to treat ourselves to the things that we enjoy, but it’s also necessary to spend time doing absolutely nothing.  It’s just as important as doing the things on our list that we designate as important.

When was the last time that you did absolutely nothing?  Do you need some “zero tasking” time?  Click here to take a quick quiz created by Nancy Christie to find out.