Idle Times

Together, We Can Do Less

“CHARACTERISTIC OF THE IDLER’S WORK IS THAT IT LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE PLAY.”
– TOM HODGKINSON, AUTHOR OF “HOW TO BE IDLE"


After a decade in finance and tech, burned out and with the added perspective of a health scare, I quit my job and hit the reset button in 2013 to re-teach myself how to enjoy life, instead of simply racing through it. I started Idle Times to reflect on and write about the virtues of slowing down in an accelerating world.



IDLE TIMES MANIFESTO

Life can be better, if we protect and cultivate our free time. “I’m sooo busy” is a sickness, not a badge of honor. We will take back control of our time. We will live a life of our choosing. To do lists, we shall fear you not! We will pick up a book. Learn an instrument. Build something for fun. Go outside and play. Take a nap. Do less. Live more.

To our freedom!

WHAT WILL YOU FIND USEFUL HERE?

Like you, I’m in search of good living. The purpose of Idle Times is help you get more of your time back, to live the life you want, instead of the life that's expected of you. In my newsletters you will discover:

  • Philosophers and scientists that support slowing down
  • Personal anecdotes as I test the wisdom of those that have idled before me
  • Special invites to online and local programs.

If you're ready for a fresh perspective on living, stick around and sign up for my free newsletter below. You won't regret it.

Idle on, my friends.

Joe Cannella