Let’s Not Be Idle!

Keeping busy has never been a problem for me.  I’m really good at finding things to do to keep myself occupied.   The key is in the variety of activities I pursue.  And because my interests are varied, I am rarely idle and rarely bored.  In fact, I can sometimes find myself in the dilemma of staying too busy; a problem that forces me to actually schedule “down” time where I don’t “plan” anything (usually once a month).  Of course, then I have to be careful of the spontaneity factor which will thrust me into an activity on the spur of the moment.   Again, not a bad thing necessarily, but without the occasional time to “recharge the battery,” staying overscheduled for too long can also have disasterous results.  So far, I’ve managed quite well.  Vacations can come in really handy as well; they allow you to step outside your routine.  It is amazing what a simple change of surroundings can do for your spirit and demeanor.  Here are a few quotations that sum up my thoughts on idleness quite well.

“Life is short.  Play hard.”  — Reebok

“Idle time is the devil’s play.” — Mark Dayton

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”   — Thomas Jefferson


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