The Dutch people are some of the happiest in the world. Their secret? They are masters of niksen, or the art of doing nothing. Niksen is not a form of meditation, a state of laziness, or idly scrolling through social media; to niks, Olga Mecking explains, is to make a conscious choice to sit back, let go, and do nothing at all. Illustrated with cheerful, cozy imagery throughout, this guide examines the underlying science behind niksen and demonstrates how doing less can often yield so much more.