Celeste Headlee, author of “Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing,and Underliving,” says, “Even before the pandemic began, the world was experiencing a burnout epidemic so much so that the World Health Organization had already accepted the symptoms of burnout as not only epidemic proportions but as its own health syndrome. It absolutely is a thing to stop being productive all the time. Is it achievable? Yes, even if you start with just five minutes at a time, you can do it.”

Relaxing is an essential part of good emotional health, and should be practiced regularly,” says Dr. Paul Greene, director of the Manhattan Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychologist with expertise in anxiety. “We live in a culture that prizes productivity, so we fall out of the practice of relaxing. Like many skills, if we don’t practice, we get worse at it. Doing nothing helps get us out of ‘doing mode’ and into ‘being mode,’ which is something our minds need regularly to recharge.”

One resolution that’s high on Genesis healthcare Inc’s  list this year is to help Americans enjoy the art of doing nothing and not feel guilty about it. In the past years, Genesis healthcare Inc has explored several therapies for its clients but this year, the question is “Why can’t we just sit and “be”? At Genesis healthcare Inc, lazing around can be completely rejuvenating — so a couple of experts at Genesis will be showing you how to relax and stay healthy. The idea is not just to sit around but to relax the body so as to be more effective.

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