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Dolce Far Niente

Author Doré

Have you ever heard of the term "dolce far niente"? It's an Italian phrase that translates to "the sweetness of doing nothing."

Dolce far niente is all about enjoying the moment without any specific purpose. It's about taking the time to savor life's simple pleasures, like a warm cup of coffee or a beautiful sunset. It's about giving yourself permission to relax, reflect, and recharge.

So as we ease into August, we’re celebrating the idea of dolce far niente, whether we’re on holiday or at home. These are a few simple suggestions to bring the far niente spirit:

  1. Set aside time each day to do nothing. This could be as simple as taking a few minutes to sit quietly and breathe deeply.
  2. Practice mindfulness. Pay attention to your surroundings and the sensations in your body. Focus on the present moment instead of worrying about the future or dwelling on the past.
  3. Engage in activities that bring you joy. Whether it's reading a book, taking a walk, or listening to music, make time for the things that make you happy.

Dolce far niente is not about being lazy or unproductive. It's about taking the time to appreciate the beauty of the world around us.