Being bored graciously

“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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