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After giving some thought about what I desire out of my everyday life, right now, present tense I realize it’s not so much what I want as what I don’t want. Everything Inspired by Negativity Must go! I don’t want so much idle time. Having more quality time with family friends and myself is what would make my tomorrow a better day.
I am fortunate enough to have a job that provides an awesome work life balance. I get off at a reasonable time. I don’t work weekends or holidays. Also, the only persons I have to tend to are my pets, two cats and a dog (ok I know they are not people but they definitely have lots of personality just look at there pictures).
So this gives me lots and lots of free time that I am really thankful for. The problem is free time quickly turns to idle time when you do not have quality activities to keep you occupied. If an idle mind is the devil’s workshop than I alone am solely responsible for the crafting of numerous and very very evil insecurity benches, loneliness tables, negativity chairs, resentment ladders, and other assorted pessimistic furnishings.
So I’ll narrow the distance between myself and joy by bringing some quality to my free time. I do spend quality time with friends and family but here I want to focus on what I have complete control of, spending more QUALITY time with myself. During this quality time I will explore the things I’ve always wanted to do but never had the time, opportunity, money, or courage to do. My list thus far is as follows:
Go to a Hockey game
Visit Bermuda (I want to see the peach sand)
Bet on horses at the race track
Take a boudoir picture
Write a book
Go to Disney world
Go to the Oprah show
Dye my hair red
Be able to jog 3 miles non stop
Do men’s pushups.
Fit into a single digit size
I will also explore ideas I receive from others. So feel free to comment on what activities fill you with joy? What hobbies bring quality to your life? Suggestions I’ve received so far include:
Checking out new exercises
Planning events like dinners and movies with friends
A good laugh
Take a nice walk
Wash your favorite sheets, mix ½ block of Velveeta with 1 can of Rotel , turn on comedy central, sit in bed and laugh at off color jokes all day
Set a goal…and reach it
Dance in the mirror naked or with just underwear
Put on a fashion show for myself
I look forward to finding out how you spend quality time with yourself and find your joy.