Wednesday, January 7, 2009

How Do You Spend Your Time?

Remember what I said when I started out? I'm trying to halve my stuff and bills so I can double my time and fun?

I went on a long walk this morning - it's a four mile loop. I stopped along the way to do my banking and grocery shopping and lugged the groceries the last mile home. It was all great, actually, until I got home and saw the time.

Panic!

The whole morning was gone. Wasn't I supposed to exercise, go to the bank, do the shopping and....?

Oh yeah.

The weird thing about setting your life up so that you get to spend your time the way you want to is that then you actually do get to spend your time the way you want to.

But...isn't life supposed to be hard? Aren't you supposed to spend large parts of it wracked with guilt and resentment? I always thought so.

Turns out I was wrong. That's not to say there aren't still icky parts. There are always toilets to clean. And snow to shovel. But I love the fact that taking a four mile walk is something I'm supposed to do - not just something I might get to do once in awhile.

3 comments:

The Team at Tucson Websites said...

at first I thought.. I can't do that .. but I think I could easily do it on a bike

Jennifer said...

The trick with all exercise is to start daydreaming as soon as you get started. Then by the hard part you're so involved in the daydream that you don't even realize you're doing it.

Of course it helps if you're a professional daydreamer, but I figure if you have some tough code to write you could think about that instead.

L Harris said...

I love to walk and am often found down town, 4 (was pregnant with the 5th) kids in tow, gathering groceries and such along the way. In the winter and with a new baby, it is more difficult, but come spring, we'll hardly be home I'm sure. I love the walk to get the mail and my kids are so much happier and healthier.

Also, on doubling exercise, we bought an ab roller. I hope it's just what we need (should arrive today).