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Life Bites -- Invitation to Write #50

For Writers:

My wife’s saying is: “Life is good.”

I totally agree with her, but whatever happened to down time? All of my days are over-booked, and even when I make time for relaxing, I always over do it. For some reason, I think I can cram everything in to one 24 hour day, but it never seems to work out.

Take the fact that I’m currently reading fifteen books; I should say, I’ve started fifteen books --without finishing any of them. I typically keep them placed all over the house, and if I have an extra 10 minutes in a particular place, I’ll try to read a few pages from the nearest accessible volume. This isn’t how reading was supposed to be, but I hate dedicating myself to one single book that might take me three months to finish.

What I really lose out on most are sleep and friends as I simply don’t have time for either; perhaps I could combine the two and sleep with my friends? Just a thought, and not a very good one I might add.

In a world where multitasking is a way of life, how do you find time to really relax? If you have a spare 10 minutes here and there throughout the day, do you think it is better to use it to do nothing, or is it better to try to live to the fullest, taking a bite out of life at every opportunity?

“Life is just one damned thing after another.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” – Jean-Paul Sarte


  1. I have found that scheduling in down time is effective. I call it "Evan Time" but I have a feeling I'm going to have much "Evan Time" when our little girl decides to grace us with her presence!

  2. Evan -- trust me: when your girl arrives, you might find that you need "Evan time" even more. Of course that time will be after she goes to bed (and probably after your wife goes to bed, too). Which takes us back to the question: when do you have time to sleep?


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