The slow path to not much

Mistress of languid studiesMultitasking is dangerous. Are you trying to do too much? Maybe you’re attempting to eat breakfast and floss at the same time. Are you trying to exercise and sleep simultaneously? Do you talk on the phone during your meditation practice?  These are the telltale signs of a medical condition known as gettingthingsdoneitis, a condition clinically proven to cause rudeness, bloating, and blunder.

If you have little time and a lot to do, you may be at risk of gettingthingsdoneitis. Left untreated it can lead to full-blown rushaholism.

If gettingthingsdoneitis is getting you down, take heart. You can become one of us, and embark on the slow path, and eventually achieve not much.

About the IINDM

Picture of the Institute
IINDM HQ at Crumpetworthy Park

The International Institute of Not Doing Much (IINDM) makes its home at Crumpetworthy Park (pictured above) in the County of Rompshire.

If you’re going to slow down, you’re likely to ponder the deep mysteries of life. Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? Should I get out of the bathtub? These weighty questions are the focus of our Slowosophy Department. The Institute also maintains a Slow History Department, and provides slow outreach services to the community.

Responsibility for upkeep of slow standards falls upon the membership committee. Members are expected to set an example by avoiding gratuitous multitasking, and should practice minimal effort at all times.

Please read our membership rules if you would like to join.

You, of course, are welcome to join, and so are your friends, and their friends, and friends of their friends. But for anyone else, the Institute is restricted. We have to keep up standards.


Member bulletin

Both Gettingoutofbedology and Elementary Yawning are currently oversubscribed. There is still room in Advanced Sofa Sprawling with Heather Braithwaite, Mistress of Languid Studies.

Our pilot outreach service to business has met with mixed success.

The Slow Party (SP) has recently revised its manifesto.

Members may use the ritual hammock in the East Wing, except every third Wednesday when Mrs. Plessey comes in from the village to clean the regalia.

Our plumbing problem is solved thanks to local builder, Lick & Promise. Visitors are now welcome to tour the libraries and tub rooms on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30. Please be at the gatekeeper’s lodge early.

Amanda Gladly, Secretary

International Institute of Not Doing Much

The Hall

Crumpetworthy Park

Little Upford