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Rather than being lazy, doing nothing is actually important for our mental health and it can help us be more creative and get more done in the long run. This section suggests plenty of ideas to fill up your free time and do what you love doing.  This should be an important part of any personal development system and we need to really learn how to relax and unwind if we ever have to deal with stress and anxiety.

Despite idiotic ideas like ‘lunch is for wimps’ and a view that inactivity is just plain lazy, all the research seems to suggest that we get more done if we do less. This simply goes against what most of modern life is about though, so it’s time to take a stand.

How to Relax

If you're new to the site, you can take a look at this Introduction to The Simplicity System

As this section is all about unwinding, there are no Resources or Golden Rules, as that would kind of defeat the object here.

I’ll just leave you to work out how you’d really like to spend all that valuable free time. Don’t stress about it though, as it’s all about letting go and unwinding. 

Take some time to consider what you really love doing and I encourage you to regularly do something different and give what you’re doing your full attention.

This is also the part of The Simplicity System where I get to merge in a lot of the entertainment and technology featured on the site. Good luck, and I hope you soon see how really relaxing can really make a difference.

The Simplicity System

So to sum it up simply, if you want to really relax you should:

  • Work out what you love doing
  • Try new things
  • Focus on what you’re doing
  • Let go and unwind

As you start to develop other areas of The simplicity System, I'm pretty confident that you'll start to really make the most of your free time. It's all about finding balance and appreciating that doing nothing can be just as important as deep work.

I hope it makes a difference and I’d be very interested to hear any feedback you have as The Simplify System will always need to evolve and improve. 

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TV Time

TV is a great way to unwind but it can easily lead to procrastination if you’re just watching anything that's on and not really engaging with it. This is a great activity to time as well, as you’re sure to be a little unsettled at how much time you’re spending in front of your TV. 

Watching shows you love is a bit different though and ‘binge watching' a series over a weekend is a great way to relax if you’ve been working hard.

Dining Out

This is a great way to do something different. Next time you’re out with friends, why not try somewhere you’ve never been before or a new type of food?

Services like Trip Advisor are there to make sure you’re not disappointed.


It’s easy to surround yourself with great music now with all the streaming services out there. There’s so much to discover and just exploring some of the options presented on this site could start you off on some unforgettable musical journeys.

If you’re out and about, why not try to catch some live music if you can? This can be a great way to discover new talent and it may even inspire you make your own. Do you play an instrument or is there one you’d like to learn?


Do you have any opportunities to take part in any team sports? It’s a great way to get active and it will help you make better connections as well.

You could also think of activities like golf that will take you outside.

Explore the Countryside

Are there any amazing places around you? Why not get online and check or better still, just head out and see what you discover.

It feels great to be out in the open and there’s often an opportunity to take in a bit of history. 


Forget all the nonsense about this being childish or a waste of time as computer games have developed a lot over the years. It’s a great way to unwind and it often involves interaction with other players.

You can usually interact with the story as well and be able to chose an approach or path that suits your style.


Watching a movie is a great way to unwind and focus your attention on one thing for a while. Trips to the cinema can also be social events.

A lot of movies will also make you think a bit too, or offer some pretty good guidance.


Why not create something while you unwind? This could involve art, knitting or making models and you'll propably feel pretty good when you’ve created something.

Have a think about the possibilities, as this sure beats sitting in front of a TV.


This is not only a great way to unwind but it’s also a great way to improve and expand your world. There are endless options out there from amazing tales to textbooks. You could even consider comics and magazines you haven’t tried before.   

Your Kindle or tablet is also a great way to keep everything with you as well.

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Remember, doing nothing is actually important for our mental health and it can help us be more creative and get more done in the long run. We also need take time to relax and unwind to help us reduce the effects of stress and anxiety.