Why doing nothing will make you happier, healthier and more successful.
Recent studies have confirmed that downtime is essential for getting the most out of your brain. Tony Schwarz, founder of the The Energy Project, has dedicated his career to the importance of downtime. Partnering with global powerhouses such as Google, Apple and Coca Cola he says: 'Taking more time off is counterintuitive for most of us. The idea is also at odds with the prevailing work ethic in most companies, where downtime is typically viewed as time wasted.'
Having the self discipline to switch of properly is of course easier said than done. Schwartz encourage workers to get seven or eight hours of sleep every night, use all their holiday allowance and breaks during the day to boost productivity.
We've always believed in the importance of downtime, building an entire wardrobe range dedicated to the occasion. Our approach is to make clothes that help you relax, feel comfortable but also look good and feel good too.
Our new Idler soft structure bomber and shorts are made from a ribbed cotton milled in France; chosen for its textural qualities and super soft feel.
The design brief was to find the perfect outfit for weekend idling, loafing around the house or out and about. A cut above your average sweats, these won't disappoint.
"Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body"
Tim Kreider. Author of 'The Busy Trap'