so easy for me to get caught up in menial tasks that it's
almost scary. I can start doing something almost
useless and end up spending much more time at it than I
ever intended or desired. These days, though, I do
my best to make these things a conscious decision and not
to spend my time on things that simply don't matter to me
or to anyone else. When I want to relax, I read or
meditate or simply relax and listen to soft music.
These things add to my life by keeping me relaxed and
slight change in my routine" can help me to do things
that are not necessarily productive--for we don't always
need to be productive--but that are beneficial to us in
many ways. We can learn and grow and treat ourselves
well simply by changing a few habits. I used to
spend lunch breaks trying to write, but I soon learned
that I wasn't at all in a writing mood during lunch.
So I turned to reading and found out that my change in
habits was very beneficial to me.
turning off the TV at night has given me several more
hours each day of doing other things that I like more than
watching TV programs, and that are more beneficial to me.
time on this planet is very short. Somehow we're
taught that trivial pursuits are desirable--we even reward
the possession of trivial knowledge on our game shows and
quiz shows. But how can we learn other things, such
as important processes and ways to help other people and
make their lives more positive?
expects us to be always productive, never to relax.
But there's a difference between relaxing and wasting time
with menial tasks--and it's up to us to be sure that what
we're doing is helping us to grow and mature and become
the people we're meant to be.