Productivity killer: Do Nothing for 2 Minutes

Can you handle doing absolutely nothing for two whole minutes? A new website challenges us to do just that.

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes depicts only a sunrise over the ocean with soothing sound effects of waves. A timer sits in the middle of the screen, counting down. If you navigate away from the page or even touch your mouse or keyboard, the website reads “FAIL” in bright red.

Unless someone is simultaneously giving me massage during this, it’s pretty hard. I saw a few emails pop up on my task bar, clicked over to them and … FAIL.


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