Another difficult concept to get just right.
Time is life. If I waste time, I am wasting my life. But Aristotle said that leisure is true wealth.
Set goals and exercise the “want” muscle in your brain. But what if you are content?
Simplify your life. It promotes peace. I see the opposite – complexity and chaos and the eternal hamster wheel of busyness in most lives.
Goals – if the mind doesn’t have a defined target, energy is squandered. But sometimes the target eats up all the energy that your family and friends might like a piece of.
Remember, being productive also means coughing up phlegm. Beware of definitions that might be more beneficial to others rather than you. Every employer wants a productive workforce. Workaholics are good for the bottom line. But who really reaps most of the rewards?
“I like work. It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”jerome k. jerome