My New Sense of Time
Saturday, April 25, 2020
My new sense of time is basically it doesn't matter! Not long ago (although it seems like years) my days were structured around the clock. Fletcher got us up around 7 and I needed over an hour to watch the news, have tea, breakfast and then get ready to take him out. Depending on the day, there were classes at the gym I wanted to take. Maybe we were going to meet friends for lunch at a certain time. Afternoons were looser although we wanted to be sure that if we were out we'd be back around 4 to feed Fletcher. Some days our cleaning crew came at 8:30 and we wanted to be out of the house. We'd make dinner reservations or plan to meet friends for drinks and/or dinner.
Today? Not so much. To a certain extent now it is the heat and sun that I pay attention to. We get Fletcher out for a long walk before it gets too hot. And we'll either go right back out for our fast walk or wait a bit depending on the weather. After that, it doesn't much matter. We have lunch when we get hungry and same with dinner. If I'm having wine I like to wait til close to 6.
Today I was checking my phone, reading some articles and thinking I'd better go shower and wash my hair. WHY? I asked myself did I need to do it now? The whole afternoon and evening was ahead of me with nothing time sensitive on the calendar.
In many ways this freedom from doing things at a certain time has been liberating. In other ways, not so much.
How are you dealing with the lack of time constraints? Or are time constraints still a part of your life?