I know some people think I am a very efficient person and always get a lot done. And it is sort of true. I do. But there is a reason how I have ended up that way. I actually don´ t spend my time constantly doing something. In fact I am a dreamer and in that a procrastinator. There, the secret is out! I most often take my time to make myself a cup of coffee just to dream a way with. I plan and I dream and I write and I procrastinate for so long that I have had to learn to do things efficiently to get them done before I have to be someplace.
It has also taught me that well planned is truly half executed. I am a list maker even if the lists are just in my head. It is actually also very good for your memory to write things down and then to memorise them. But back to dreaming. I have realised that for me it is very important to find a time to just sit still and be and think. It really seems to give my life purpose and it relaxes my mind. I hate having days so full I don´t get a moment to myself to just be. Some people hate it and they don´t get people like me. My mom for instance is very rarely just still. She is always ironing or sorting or helping someone with something or doing pottery or whatever it may be. She thinks I´m wasting my time away by drinking coffee and planning the future or cherishing the moment right there. But in the end I always do get it done and most often I do things pretty well.
Once I was left home alone for the weekend as I had to do some work and my husband took the girls to the island. I ended up having one whole day to myself. First I read some Henry James. Then I got so inspired with his beautiful writing I started writing on my computer. I realised five hours later I had spent the whole day inside reading and writing. It was one of my favourite days. I felt very rested and relaxed afterwards but never told anyone I was home alone or that I did just that. Because it does sound a little nuts doesn´t it. Writing something no one will most likely ever read. But it felt very decadent, as who has that kind of time anymore.
Anyhow my secret is out! What is your secret habit that gives you joy?