Would you rather…

In my past working life, I have worked really, really hard.  Like working-through-the-night-for-three-nights-in-a-row-before-a-deal-closes hard.

But slowly, over time, I realised that:

I could be working but I’d rather be walking by the sea

I could be working but I’d rather cook and eat some tasty, healthy food

I could be working but I’d rather play with my family

I could be working but I’d rather work on my finances, so that I don’t have to work any more than I have to

I could be working but I’d rather be free to help someone who needs it

I could be working but I’d rather be exercising to stay fit and capable later in life

I could be working but I’d rather go where the fancy takes me

I could be working but I’d rather tidy up and pass along what we no longer use

I could be working but I’d rather do more things for myself instead of outsourcing them

I could be working but I’d rather be looking after the people who are close to me

I could be working but I’d rather be having a coffee and a catch up with a good friend

I could be working but I’d rather look through old memories and record new ones

I could be working but I’d rather be seeking and creating beauty around me

I could be working but I’d rather be learning a new skill

And after that, there’s not a whole lot of time left for working.

It wasn’t a lightning bolt, just a slow, growing realisation that I wasn’t living the life I was working for.   That I had to rebalance, reprioritise.  I’ll tell you more in another post [note: now here].

What would you rather be doing?  And how will you organise your life so that you can?

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