I recently read an article called “The downside of no downtime for kids” (that is their stylistic capitalization – not mine). It suggests, unsurprisingly, that over-scheduling denies children the opportunity to wonder, ask questions, and come to grow and develop their character. It got me thinking quality downtime is critical for everyone – young and old.
If I enjoyed a standard week, quality downtime can be had. I might hike, have friends over, or even read. I guess that’s a sort of balance. But if work = 5 days and life = 2 days, it’s not really what I’m going for. And if I’m being honest, I allow work to encroach on the weekends, too.
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