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The baby was asleep.


I could’ve been sending e-mails.  Or answering e-mails.  Unloading the dishwasher.  Calling back people.  Sorting through the bills.  Writing for fun.  Writing for work.  Cleaning something.  Cleaning anything!


But instead.


I looked around at all the things I had to do, and I sat on the couch.  I didn’t read.  I didn’t listen to music.  I didn’t use the phone.  I just sat on the couch, didn’t do anything else, and turned off my brain.


It was a really good 15 minutes.  


I need to do nothing more often. 



  • Jen September 23, 2012, 6:48 pm

    It’s awesome to do nothing sometimes! I really like your DIY artwork on the wall – it fits the room really nicely!

  • Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale September 23, 2012, 6:54 pm

    Definitely my favourite thing to do. The couch in my family room is just in front of the back door. I love getting the breeze through, then I’ll just lay back, close my eyes, and breathe.
    Life can get busy, but that makes slowing down all the more fabulous.

  • Aja September 23, 2012, 7:18 pm

    It’s nice to do nothing. It’s really good for you, too. I should do it more often.

  • Amy@macncheesenpeas September 23, 2012, 7:46 pm

    Sometimes I fell like the more I have to do, the more I NEED to do nothing, even if it’s just for 15 minutes. it’s so important to remember to relax!

  • kelley September 23, 2012, 7:47 pm

    Good reminder!

  • Amanda @life in bloom September 23, 2012, 8:05 pm

    Nice! You deserve it!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 23, 2012, 8:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, I think I could use a bit of that in my life too! I keep telling myself to just sit still for a few minutes and switch off, but it’s a rare occasion that it actually happens. Going to make a point of doing it at least a few times this week! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend Caitlin!

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human September 23, 2012, 8:15 pm

    It does tend to put everything in perspective. Good for you!

  • Andrea September 23, 2012, 8:17 pm

    I believe that’s called meditation, or mindfulness, or something like that. I have a very difficult time doing it, even for a minute. Good for you! Have a great night.

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action September 23, 2012, 8:28 pm

    Doing nothing is the best! Good for you! Sometimes that’s the best thing you can do for yourself- gives you more energy for later!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well September 23, 2012, 10:40 pm

    Sounds like a peaceful 15 minutes. And almost like a much-needed meditation. I think you’ve also just reminded all your readers to take a breather once in a while 🙂

  • Kathleen Ojo @ Onward; Inward September 23, 2012, 11:02 pm

    AMEN sister!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 23, 2012, 11:10 pm

    Definitely a great thing to do once in a while!

  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats September 24, 2012, 9:08 am

    I did the exact same thing for most of yesterday. Sometimes doing nothing helps me feel so refreshed and more accomplished than if I did the things on my to do list.

  • Presley @ Run Pretty September 24, 2012, 9:26 am

    Sometimes I catch myself staring off into space when I get home from work and the baby decides to nap. It’s like my brain needs to shut down… haha

  • Eileen September 24, 2012, 12:52 pm

    Your new painting looks great, but please take this in the nicest way…it’s hanging about a foot too high. Art above a couch should be about 6 inches above the top of the back. (I am an interior decorator).

    • Caitlin September 24, 2012, 12:53 pm

      I tried to move it down but husband says no! does it make a difference that the ceiling in that room is really high? i think it looks different in real life than it does in pics bc of this.

  • Amber K September 24, 2012, 12:54 pm

    Good for you! 🙂

  • Jolene ( September 25, 2012, 12:35 am

    Sometimes we all just need to sit and relax and not worry about a thing for a while 🙂

  • Ashley September 25, 2012, 9:07 pm

    I am a regular follower of your blog and let me tell you, you need it!! Enjoy those peaceful moments.

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