My Truths #174 (pastimes)
Pastimes: “An activity that occupies one’s spare time pleasantly” ~ Source: Free on-line dictionary. I’ve mentioned before that I’m hooked on my computer. I work on it all day at the office and then I come home and “play” on it. It’s a little sad really. If I’m awake and not preparing meals, eating, cleaning or exercising then I’ve probably got the laptop open. Sometimes I even have it open when I’m eating but I try to avoid that.
I’ve been known to play games on my computer (mindless games like Yahtzee or thinking games like Scrabble or Boggle). I’m sure this is a healthy way to unwind after a stressful day but after 15 minutes or so I start to feel guilty about “wasting” time. Stress is bad for your health. Feeling guilty is just another form of stress.
I feel that blogging is a better use of my on-line time. It’s creative, it makes me think and it reinforces my beliefs and priorities but even blogging has lost a little of its shine for me. When I first started, I enjoyed picking the themes, colours, graphics and topics. I still enjoy writing and plan to continue but I’ve discovered a new “pastime” which involved the computer that I’m really excited about. Don’t worry… it’s not some “get rich” scheme. Stay tuned for an introduction soon to my “she rides” project.