Saturday, September 19, 2009

Misusing the Weekend

What makes for a weekend well-spent?

What can keep you from staring back on Sunday evening at the utter waste of precious hours?

My own formula for a good weekend:
  • Taking some time to think, preferably over a good cup of coffee with a note pad on the table and a large window nearby.
  • Watching nature - be it clouds, mountains, birds, or trees - with a greater than usual awareness.
  • Reading.
  • Writing.
  • Spending time with my family.
  • And yes, doing some work so Monday doesn't seize me by the throat.

In general, a requirement for a good weekend is that time must not be ignored or squandered. That said, there are times when the door should be open to complete sloth and self-indulgence. When those are your goals, they are rarely unattainable.

1 comment:

Rob said...

I think like this, 'there are only 52 weeks a year, if you waste 5 that nearly 10%' Relax, enjoy and indulge, once they have gone you cannot get them back....."