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niksen

[ nik-suhn ]
/ ˈnɪk sən /
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noun

the practice of doing nothing as a means of relieving stress; idle activity, as staring into the trees or listening to music, with no purpose other than relaxation: The daily practice of niksen has improved my well-being by decluttering my mind, and it seems to make me more alert and productive afterward.

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Origin of niksen

First recorded in 2010–15; from Dutch: literally, “to do nothing,” verbification of niks “nothing”
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