Niksen

The Dutch concept of “Niksen” is this:   Verb[edit] niksen (informal, intransitive) to do nothing, to loaf, to idle quotations ▼   Sometimes, doing nothing is the right thing to do and it feels great. Those Scandinavians sure are onto something 🙂

UITWAAIEN

In a literal sense, his Dutch word means to walk in the wind. But in the more figurative (and commonly used) sense, it means to take a brief break in the country side to clear one’s head.  

Waldeinsamkeit

Waldeinsamkeit consists of two words: “Wald” meaning forest, and “Einsamkeit” meaning loneliness or solitude. It is the feeling of being alone in the woods, but it also hints at a connectedness to nature.

Asymptote

Perfection is pursued, not obtained. Today I found the word Asymptote. It perfectly sums up the fact that perfection is something to pursue, but that no matter what you do, it can never be obtained. a straight line that continually approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance. Perfectionism can … Read more