I was thinking about this last night. I was thinking about what I had accomplished, I felt it wasn't the best day I've had. Why? I was feeling frustrated. I sometimes feel like there are not enough hours in the day to do everything. I'm sure at least some of you feel that way too!
As much as I love to garden I really don't want to spend my entire day doing chores in the garden. But that's what I did yesterday. Lifting rocks out of the pond because a stinkin chipmunk made holes in the liner (why it wanted to nest there is beyond me)!
So now we have to remake the entire pond! Also, I had to clear the area my husband rototilled for the oats. With a hoe. Lots of hard labor AND I was crazy enough to have exercised for 45 minutes before all of this!
I think it's good to think about things like what kind of life you want to have and how you want to use your days on earth to achieve that life. I personally think people don't spend enough time on introspection! We seem to be a very outwardly focused society. Sometimes I think people are even afraid to just be still or quiet.
I like to end my day knowing that my day has been well spent. That's not always easy to do. But I think it's something worth striving for. I think my well spent day is going to look different from your well spent day. Everyone is at a different stage in life with different challenges.
I've realized my well spent day is really a balanced day. I day where I make time to do a bit of this and that. There are enough hours in the day it's really all about how I use those hours! Making time to do what needs to be done with time to do things I want to do. Balance.
The days where I feel most satisfied are not the days where I don't do anything at all. It's like being on vacation, after a while all I want to do is go home! Because all play and no work gets too tiring just like all work and no play (at least to me). To me a well spent day is not necessarily a crazy frantically busy one either!
Also, surprisingly, it's not a day where I've done nothing but "fluffing" my nest. Or a day of shopping. It's definitely not one where I've spent hours on the Internet.
Usually a good day is one where I've a had nice mix of things that are in line with how I want to live my life. One that had a nice rhythm to it. I've done some cleaning, I've worked on some projects, I've cooked a nice meal for my family, I've spent time with family or friends. Maybe I've spent some time watching a movie, reading a book, or catching up on blogs. Maybe I've washed the kitchen floor even though I know tomorrow it'll look like it needs washing again or maybe I've weeded a bed knowing there will be a good chance there will again be weeds there in a few weeks! There's great satisfaction in doing your job whether that's in the home or out!
A day of balanced living. Sometimes I forget that. But today is a new day and a new chance to strive for a day well spent!