Life of Leisure

another day at work by John Manoogian III

This post is a bit of a piggy-back on to the Passions post. If I didn’t have to worry about making money and working, I’d be doing more of what I have been doing in my free time: exercising, volunteering, and creating stuff.

I’m not the type of person to sit idle for long periods of time. In fact, I’d be a downright miserable person without something to occupy my mind!

Let’s map out a typical (hypothetical) day in the life:

  • Get up around 8:30 – 9:00. Take meds, check email, make and eat breakfast.
  • Two hours of writing after breakfast.
  • Two hours of exercise. Swimming, biking, running, weights, Pilates, yoga… anything to keep my body moving!
  • Shower then lunch.
  • Prep dinner.
  • Two hours of volunteering for a cause or at a library.
  • Two hours for painting, more writing, gardening… something to keep my mind moving!
  • Dinner.
  • Free time for events, social engagements, etc.
  • Bed around midnight or 1:00.

I’m a fairly firm believer in keeping some type of schedule. Better planning and time structuring. And too many social events would tax me, so I need to make sure to have enough ‘recovery time’ between engagements.

What would a typical day for you look like if you didn’t need to work for your money?

Photo: another day at work by John Manoogian III and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) license.

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