Idle time can be draining…

It occurs to me that the biggest challenge I face now is what happens when I am not busy. And I don’t mean, necessarily, with the work of business consulting. It could be yard work, house work, dishes, laundry, whatever. Any busy work that does something to enhance my environment counts.

That’s the key really – that it enhances my environment. Never mind for a second my profession, the time for enhancing my own position and esteem in life comes from the effort I am placing in it. Work provides rewards (though certainly monetary rewards are quite welcome). If the task I am doing provides a reward than it has value and is worth persuing. Else, I am lying idle and allowing life to pass by.

So tasks with rewards = happy. Tasks with no reward (or no task at all) = wallowing is dispare and self pity… Decisions, decisions.

It boils down to stimulus. All of these little tasks work together to propel me down a path. The trick is to steer down a path I want and not one leads to stress and anxiety.

Fortunately for me, my next task is reviewing and editing a business plan. I’m going with reward on this one.