Three Ways to Meaningfully Waste Time

Chelsea Logan
February 22, 2024

Author, Chelsea Logan asks, "why would we ever intentionally waste time? Why would we ever choose to spend our time being unproductive, or, by definition, careless, purposeless, and inefficient?" In this article she explains that, as the Creation account in the biblical book of Genesis reveals, God rested on the sabbath day. We too, are not designed to work endless hours, as our productivity falls and our relationships, including with God, can falter.

"Google is known for asking their employees to spend 20% of their paid work time exploring new ideas and taking on projects that don’t have instant pay-offs. Knowing these are avenues for innovation, they’ve encouraged their employees to meaningfully and intentionally waste time—and out of this 20% ideas like Gmail have been birthed. This “wasting” of time, it turns out, can actually serve as a deposit of rest from which your brain greatly benefits."
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