One of the biggest self-battles I’ve been having with myself since the start of the new year is the concept of leisure.
How do I have good leisure?
Today I did nothing productive. I slept a lot. I ate some good food. I “relaxed” and played video games.
But my soul was never at peace. And that is what I’ve been learned to accept as leisure: an at-peace of the soul.
Regardless of what the activity I am doing, if I am not at-peace internally, then it cannot and will not be considered “leisure”
Leisure can happen while skydiving or while traveling the world, or it can happen in your dorm room.
But for me, I did not have leisure today.
Instead, I was fighting myself. I was resisting.
I don’t know how I’ll fix this aspect of my life.
I imagine if I don’t figure out a solution soon, then I’ll eventually burn out.
Despite what Elon Musk or Gary Vee might tell you, man was not meant to only work. We must find a way to recharge–even if it’s through other forms of work.