I’m sitting here on the couch. I’ve been sitting here for the better part of the day. I put together a piece of furniture, I did some surfing, watched a few episodes of House of Cards, and that’s pretty much the extent of my day. I need to be ok with that. I’ve got a to do list a mile long, a bunch of books I want to get read, work I could have done, but I didn’t. I sat on my butt, I read a few things I had been interested in looking up, but for the most part this was the most unproductive of days. I’m normally not ok with that. I normally need to feel like I’ve gotten something done and somehow earned my downtime. I guess part of this post is a bit of a message to myself to learn how to be ok with unproductive days. I like to think of myself as a laid back easy going guy, and for the most part I think I am, but like I said, I didn’t earn it today.
Why do I need to earn unproductive days? Assuming I am not stringing enough of these together where I can no longer take care of the responsibilities in my life, why do I need to justify doing nothing? There is absolutely nothing wrong with a day well wasted. That day doesn’t need to be fretted over and felt bad about. Again, I think that’s a statement back to myself.
I think the next time you’ve got a day to do nothing, give it to yourself. Enjoy the day and then you can recall that day fondly in all the other days in life when you can’t sit on your butt.