A lot of folks do a lot of stuff when they visit a Linger location. Hikes, treks, long walks, go see coir-making, spend time on the beach and in the river, even learn surfing. Some chop firewood, others go riding, ad a few have even helped out with farm activities.
So why do we go on about “do nothing”?
Vacations, not to-do lists.
We realized a long time ago that folks were planning too much – places to see, itineraries, things to do and other details and expectations – into a vacation, and basically getting stressed!
We certainly want you to explore the place, understand and experience the livelihoods, go birding, get a sense of the forest close up, visit old temples and pick up some local history, take in the pretty sights and try the amazing food, and breathe some clean, fresh air while you get some exercise. What we do not want you to do is become slave to a list of things you come prepared with, and must then check off.
Just go with the flow, and you’ll discover so much you can keep doing around these places! At your own pace, when, and to the extent you feel like.
Another part of “doing nothing” on a vacation is to stay away from an interrupt driven life, that both sucks up time and attention, and prevents you from lingering – over a long conversation, at a roadside spot where the views are stunning, or doing a long walk or spending uninterrupted with those you care about most.
So we strongly suggest you switch those devices off, or at least keep them in a corner someplace.
Slow down. Drop anxiety.
Most of us have learned to “spend time usefully” and while this is great for productivity, unstructured, unplanned time is a healer, and makes for wonderful vacations. So take it one step at a time – the afternoon can be planned once lunch is over 🙂
It does take a half day to slow your mind and thoughts down, but once you do, it’s very rewarding, and you truly have a do-nothing time, even it’s full of treks, barbecues, visits to places around and long mornings watching the birds.