Article by Wendy McCance
I have been fairly busy recently. I am in the midst of learning the ropes at the real estate office. Between the days at work and the nights reviewing paperwork, setting up profiles and connecting with a few people who are looking to buy a home, my free time has been sparse.
When I have a free moment of I tend to go right to my blog to write a post. As I was thinking about what I would write about today, I began to think of how I use my free time. I mean those moments where there isn’t a ton of time, but you are looking to decompress a little. What was it that I would do when I got some down time?
The first place I tend to go to is my computer. All of those years I swore I’d never use one and then slowly gave in to the changes in the world. Now I’m an addict. I have a crazy pattern whenever I turn my computer on. I check my mail (2 different accounts), one for family and one for business. Then I go to my blogs. I answer comments, write a post, check my stats and check out new followers blogs. On to Facebook and Twitter to see what has been newly posted. Then I go to the Yahoo front page to read the latest stories that were posted. Finally if there is still time, I land on Bravo, A and E, VH1 or MTV to watch a reality show (yes, I’m one of those people). If I somehow manage to avoid the computer I will clean (which I’m sure most people would think is odd), read a magazine, read a book (if I really have a decent chunk of time) or go for a bike ride (ah nature, nothing like getting out and breathing some fresh air).
It’s incredible, but I noticed there is no mention of connecting with people. My job is social and my life is busy with 3 children and a husband who tend to keep me on my toes and out and about in the world. My down time is my time. I tend to enjoy my own company best. The way I really feel reenergize is when I can do something that is utterly me. I relish some time where it’s very quiet and I can truly hear my thoughts. I enjoy a little hibernation from the world every now and then.
My question to you is what do you enjoy doing when you have some time to unwind? Do you typically have a particular thing you do, or do you just fly by the seat of your pants? I’m not talking about a day off, but rather an hour or two. I look forward to reading what you find is the best way to decompress. 🙂
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