“We’re busy doing nothing,
Working the whole day through.
Trying to find lots of things
not to do.
We’re busy going nowhere
Isn’t it just a crime?”
– Vaughn Monroe
My life is like this song verse. Regrettably I find myself doing nothing quite a lot, and to be honest it’s a waste of time because it’s time I can’t get back. And I think a lot of people feel this way. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us, and lots of people, me included, make bad decisions with this time. There are 24 hours in the day, you just need to know how to use it properly and effectively.
I do have hobbies, but I don’t do these things nearly as much as I probably should. Like dancing, I Jive on Tuesdays at a Jive club and I would love to learn more often but sadly they’re only on Tuesdays. I also do photography, but at the moment, my camera (Nikon D3300) is sitting on my shelf just waiting to be used but I lack motivation because I don’t think I’m good enough. I’m also currently doing a Spanish course on Rosetta stone to improve my Spanish because I haven’t been learning it since uni. But again, shockingly, I haven’t used it in about 3 weeks. I love Spanish, and I love photography and I need to improve both of these skills.
Time flies, literally. You wake up at 9, or 10, and then suddenly: BOOM, it’s 5 in the evening. Where’s all that time gone? What have you done with that time? You ask yourself, “How did it get so late so soon?” And then another day has passed and you’ve accomplished nothing. It should be a crime, doing nothing. Because if you’re not busy living, you’re busy dying, and I think that’s quite sad. You tell yourself that there’s never enough time in the day, but that’s not true. There is, but you don’t use it properly.
When I don’t write, I’m either researching ideas for something to write or reading quotes associated with a daily prompt. Sometimes it’s good to take breaks from writing, though, to experience new things and recharge. It gives you different perspective and ideas. I don’t spend a lot of time away from writing though because it’s my passion.
“People say nothing’s impossible but I do nothing everyday.” – Winnie the Pooh
If I had more time in the day I would definitely do more things. I’d go and sit out in the sun for a while, or I’d go out for an explore in my hometown and do some photography. I would probably take a Spanish class, or join a Spanish conversation group. I would draw. I love drawing but I only ever do it when I’m feeling particularly artistic. I would start going to trampoline club again. There are so many things that I wish I could keep doing but I can’t physically do them all the time. And I would probably learn to cook since I really can’t do that either, and because I can’t live off fish and chips every night when I choose to move out.
So tell me in the comments, what do you do in your spare time? And do you have enough time to do everything you want to do? Are there things you wish you could do if you had more time?