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Day Nine’s assignment (a day late, I know) for Blogging101 was:
write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday. Don’t forget to link to the other blog!
So… what is now two days ago, I read a post talking about the importance of balancing your time and the importance of breaks from work. I completely support the idea of planning out your time and always scheduling in things that aren’t one of the many things you probably “should” be doing during your day.
Keeping this balance in order has always been a challenge of mine. As a typical teenager, I have often placed instant gratification ahead of the rewards of long-term gratification in my decision-making process. This has meant that I’ve definitely watched one too many episodes of Dexter or gone out on one too many evenings when I should have been studying for my quiz that I was planning to take at 8 AM the next morning…
However, I’ve realized that when it comes to finding happiness and that sweet balance of fun and work, planning and setting goals is everything. Sometimes I get into “the zone” and work for hours on end. At the time, I feel very accomplished and proud of myself, but an hour later you can probably find me drooling all over my desk, fast asleep. My point is that the best way to be productive is to work in manageable amounts at a time, as well as doing “breaks” the right way.
Here is the wrong way to take a break: do nothing/partying your sorrows away.
Here is a slightly more improved version of a productive break: read, nap, go on a walk, write, draw, one or two episodes of Netflix.
Yes, of course, we all deserve “nothing-days” where we burrow ourselves into a cozy nest under our covers, sip tea, and binge-watch Netflix. There’s nothing wrong with that. All I’m saying is that maybe next time you find yourself with some free time on your hands, make it worthwhile. I’m hoping to improve upon this throughout the summer; I’m starting by making a bucket list. If I have a list of long-term goals or things I’ve been wanting to do, I’ll have something at the ready for the next time I find myself bored or saying I have “nothing to do.”
(Side note: I used to regularly find myself with “nothing to do” growing up, which seems absurd to me now. There’s always something to do.)
So in an attempt to find something to do, here’s my Summer 2015 Bucket List…
How are you planning on spending your lovely summer time? 🙂