“You do the yard and keep the house clean and decorated…but do you ever sit back and enjoy it?”
This is what my friend’s husband said to her recently. Her answer? “No. No, I don’t have time for enjoying it.”
This is sad to me. Sad but not a terrible problem to have from my perspective. If she’d let me I could show her how to find time to keep her fun-meter in the red. I could rearrange her schedule and help her say NO to some of her obligations. I’m not bragging. It’s just true. It’s a gift. And a curse. You see, I have the opposite issue…I have a HARD time NOT sitting back and enjoying…
I’m the queen of fun things. I can’t run an errand without sneaking in a Starbuck’s run, just to make it fun. I have grocery day and I swing by an antique store. Doctor’s appointment? Okay, but after wards I’m driving through Dunkin Donuts for 3 doughnut holes and a coffee. When I worked, I worked some nights. The Husband would meet me after work many nights for a late dinner or even a movie. When I homeschooled my four kids I couldn’t stand just doing our lessons at home. We’d all get ready and go to the library some mornings and do the work there. (Why, I wonder, did I think that was more fun?)Then we’d go to lunch before heading home. Some days I’d just declare it a reading day and we’d spend hours in a book store picking out a few new books before heading home to lay around and read all day. I had to stop homeschooling…I’m too out of balance…ya think???
All that to say, I wish not stopping to enjoy my life was my issue. My issue is doing the not so fun stuff. Thats where I hit the wall…I hate to clean house. HATE IT! I have to make lists and plan “cleaning days” and put on the ipod and crank up either John Mayer or an audio book from Audible.com in order to get me through the cleaning process.
If I had my friends problem I’d say things like this: “I’m so sorry. I’m in therapy for being too productive, don’t bother me today with anything un-fun.” I’m sure I’d be great at learning to have fun. Not so much at being productive.
What about you guys? Are you super productive? Do you have an easy or tough time keeping your fun meter in the red? My “issue” with fun is causing me a bit of a problem lately. It’s not a serious issue…I’m going to talk about it soon.
Love to you Peeps…and for the love of pete, it’s Thursday…do something fun today.