Sinead Corcoran finds out if doing absolutely nothing is as easy as it sounds.

The promise:

You're going to love this one: Niksen is the Dutch concept of "doing nothing". That's it. It's exactly what it says on the box.

In theory it's supposed to be stress-reducing, except if you're anything like me – sitting around twiddling my thumbs is incredibly stressful when I've got a snake-long to-do list.

The history:

Niksen: The Dutch Art of Doing Nothing by Carolien Janssen is a book that has been around since early last year but has recently become super-popular. This is probably


The science


The reality

The verdict: