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the gong

14 May

A few weeks ago my sister told a story about how a woman on Oprah wanted to take a year long sabbatical, but financially couldn’t afford it. Instead, she went to work everyday as usual and as she walked into her house each night she would bang a gong to signify that work was over and she was free to do as she pleased.

To say that I loved that story would be an understatement. I’ve been complaining (too much) about not having time to get everything done that I want to get done or try new things. I felt like I wasted my days away in a windowless office and by the time I get home I was too tired to want to do much. Until I heard the story about the gong.

Instantly I had a new outlook on my time. I don’t have an unlimited amount of time to work with, but I do have time. Since realizing this I have been much more productive. I spent more time being upset about not having time instead of just getting things done. It amazes me how much I can get done in a short amount of time. Whether it’s a quick apartment cleanup, going for a run, running errands, hanging out with friends, or just doing something I enjoy. I no longer dread my commute home because I know it’ll be 45 minutes of uninterrupted reading. While dinner is cooking I make sure to tackle one or two tasks.

And let me tell you… weekends have been SO much more relaxing! I used to be so bummed that I only had 2 days off and then it hit me… I have TWO days to do with as I please. How great is that! I try not to think about work (too much) on the weekends and it has helped me enjoy them and be more productive.

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