It was a Thursday night when I got off from work. I was thinking about how much I was going to get done and how much I was going to enjoy my three days off from work.
That Friday, instead of getting anything significant done, I played my Playstation 2 (yeah, I’m too cheap to get a new one) from sunrise to sunset. Saturday, I did the same thing, however I did manage to write a few words for a book that I was working on.
That Sunday, I laid around all day and when I did get up, I played the video game again. Later that afternoon, I did motivate myself to prepare my supplies for work the following Monday morning.
That night, however, I felt extremely bad about not doing anything productive on my three-day weekend. I realized that I completely lost focus on what I wanted to do. Instead of being productive and doing things to improve myself, I chose comfort and pleasure.
Looking back on it, this is what I believe I should have done. First, I should have exercised on at least two of the three days I had off. The adrenaline from the workouts would have given me the energy and motivation to accomplish other things.
Secondly, I could have did a lot more writing for the two books I was working on. One of the books, which is a novel, was almost finished. I was so close to finishing it that I could have done it on one of my three days off.
Finally, I could have done some work to my house and my yard. I could have worked on my bumpy driveway. I could have cut my grass. I could have worked on my kitchen floor. The list goes on and on.
In the future, I will stay focused on what really matters when I have some free time. I believe that when we find ourselves wasting our time, we should say to ourselves, “Snap out of it! There’s so much I could be doing right now.” Even if we use that time to connect with other people, it would still be better than wasting hours of our day doing absolutely nothing.