Tuesday, February 8, 2011

the gift of time

What do you do when you are given the gift of some unexpected time?

Do you feel obligated to make it "worthy" time and do something great with it? Or do you see it as a gift, and spend it relaxing when you wouldn't otherwise?

I was thinking about this today, because it is a snow day. Now I LOVE me a snow day, because it is a whole day that I spend at home relaxing, when I wouldn't otherwise. But I was thinking that maybe I should see this time as a special gift, and do something worthwhile with it, instead of "wasting" it sleeping in and relaxing.

I'm torn between feeling obligated to do something excellent with this time, and using it to catch up on sleep and some vegging out that I NEVER would do otherwise.

Does this mean that I don't have enough margin in my life? That I'm too busy usually and don't have enough "catch-up" time built in?

I don't know that I have the answer. I was just thinking about it today, and wondering if a change is in order.
What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Good thoughts. You're telling me my story! I'm using today to work, but a nice, slow pace with a movie on in the background. But margin in my life? Well, I'm with you on that thought-train.