The life-changing magic of doing just enough
A teaching semester in Norway reinvents the notion of downtime. "In Norway, I discovered a new emotion I can best describe as 'enoughness' — a neologism whose source I have yet to determine — alien to most New Yorkers. My tolerance for nonproductive activities increased. So did my appetite for solitude in nature, a transformation I have put to good use in pandemic social isolation — spring in a forested area upstate where I've been living in what we call here 'the mud season.'" Nina Burleigh reflects on her newly found emotion for Bloomberg.