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Niksen is a Dutch verb which means "doing nothing",[1][2] which can be roughly translated as "nixing".[3] It has been explored as a method to combat work-related health problems such as stress and burnout.


  1. ^ Mecking, Olga (April 29, 2019). "The Case for Doing Nothing". The New York Times. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Gottfried, Sophia (July 12, 2019). "Niksen Is the Dutch Lifestyle Concept of Doing Nothing—And You're About to See It Everywhere". Time Magazine. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Can Doing Nothing Unlock Your Decision-Making Superpowers?". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2021-03-29.