Sunday, March 24, 2013

Farting Around Is Good for You

In my book, Getting a Success Change, I advocate the practice of “farting around” which I define as “spending time with no apparent purpose, just being and observing.” This concept has been validated by Dr. Teresa Belton, A British learning expert. She says that society has "developed an expectation of being constantly occupied and constantly stimulated." “As I get older,” she adds, "I appreciate reflection and boredom. It's very freeing being creative for no reason other than you freewheel and fill time." Children especially “need to have stand-and-stare time, time imagining and pursuing their own thinking processes or assimilating their experiences through play or just observing the world around them." Dr Belton concludes: "For the sake of creativity perhaps we need to slow down and stay offline from time to time."