I was once known as a star fire-builder, from Lake of the Woods to the Bay of Fundy. They called me "the torch." But I have strong competitors in my family and don't hold this title any more.
Building summer outdoor fires and indoor winter ones, is for me, one of the best time-wasting activities. For me, doing nothing but staring into a fire, listening to the crackling, adding logs and moving embers and hot coals around while time passes, is a great pleasure.
Growing up we were taught that wasting anything - food, water, intelligence, talent, potential, resources - was sinful. I'm sensitive to waste in general and particularly about how I use my time or how my time is used. Time is my highly-valued resource that I take care to spend where I get the greatest return on investment (ROI).
I aim for a high ROI, with time wasting as well as highly productive activities, actions or thoughts. So I ask myself, did the time spent:
While I need to do things each day that don't necessarily meet the above criteria - such as paperwork, bookkeeping or talking to my internet provider - I do aim to indulge in time-wasters with a high personal ROI. Get the benefits you so deserve and need.
What are your favorite time wasters?
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