“I need to learn how to be bored graciously.” That’s what dad told me tonight. When he asked me what my plans for the rest of the night were and I rattled off a list of things he asked me when I find time to eat and sleep. To be honest I don’t know. I feel like I do so many things lately that I don’t have time for reflection or to go job well done as I am already onto the next thing. I have always prided myself on being super organised managing to fit 50 tasks in a day but tonight I realised that I may have missed the point.
I set out like most people with the intention of doing chores so that I could then do the fun stuff, like go for a walk, read a book and meet a friend but somehow I have managed to turn my relax time into another chore.
If I haven’t read a book, met 5 different friends and ran a marathon I feel like my weekend has been a waste. I was never good at going with the flow or being spontaneous but seriously how did I get this bad?!
Well I’ve decided that enough is enough. I am going to make an effort not to have my life dictated by a list, to do the things that can wait on another day, and more importantly to have some time to myself. I have no idea where to start or if this will last but I do know it’s a skill we all need to learn.
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