I always know I’m messing up the work/life balance when I find myself goofing off on a day I’m supposed to be working. Today I should be advancing three different jobs, but instead I keep adding layers of paint and bits of paper to this week’s page in my art journal. I’m pretty thrilled that I’ve actually started an art journal, but I could do without this guilty feeling that I really shouldn’t be playing right now. I should be working. Who was it that said “Don’t should on yourself”?
I’m pretty sure it wasn’t John O’Donohue. He spoke in poetry, not puns. But he said something loosely related in an interview with Mary Hynes (circa 2004 on CBC’s Tapestry that is sadly no longer available): Stress is a perverted relationship with time.
I’m feeling it today. It’s been too many days since I gave myself a day off. So my rebellious inner kid took one.
Tell me about your relationship with time.