Some people are afraid of idleness, they feel quilty.
"I want to say, in all seriousness, that a great deal of harm is being done in the modern world by belief in the virtuousness of work, and that the road to happiness and prosperity lies in an organized diminution of work."
Taking care of the day in your pace makes the battery to recharge. And if we can, if the situation allow us, being captain of our day is a good way to live.
The reward is not in afterlife, it is now, today. 30 days in a row or one by one, together it makes a daydesigner month. After 30 days you will continue to be the captain of your day.
Especially if you are burned out you need to relax and take nice walks. If you need a social alibi for doing that you may call it health work, personal development, and it is.
1. Choose a figure that describes Your days in average the month before you started to be a daydesigner. Now You have your starting value.
2. Enjoy your day. Create meaning, joy, love, strength, in simplicity.
3. When you go to sleep in the evening honestly satisfied with your day, then you have succeded as daydesigner. The day may but dont have to be fantastic, only good enough, then the battery reload.
Self-assess your well-being on the scale every evening, and observe how you spend Your day when you go to sleep satisfied.
4. How did those 30 days affect Your wellbeing?
Compare the average result this month (30 days) as daydesigner with Your starting value.
Write about your days and those things that contributed most to your wellbeing.
You can write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I give feedback, due to my time available. Tell about your wellbeing when you are Captain of your day. Compare with when you are not.
When people are sailing slowly they, as a rule, gives other seafarers in distress a friendly helping hand. Time is on those slowly moving sailors side. But driving on the motorway we move so fast that we as a rule don´t have the time to act with empathy.
Good Samaritan Study of Darley and Bateson, Princeton University psychologists. "The amount of "hurriness" induced in the subject had a major effect on helping behavior, but the task variable did not (even when the talk was about the Good Samaritan).Overall 40% offered some help to the victim. In low hurry situations, 63% helped, medium hurry 45% and high hurry 10%."
The abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass initially declared "now I am my own master", upon taking a paying job. However, later in life he concluded to the contrary, saying "experience demonstrates that there may be a slavery of wages only a little less galling and crushing in its effects than chattel slavery, and that this slavery of wages must go down with the other".
When you are exhausted then is sitting on a bench something to do instead of chasing wind & dubious ambitions.
When you see that the myths we need to survive are false, always has been and may continue to be, then you get a bit tired.
Being a daydesigner helps the battery to reload. And gives a focus in the present.
When do you feel satisfied and grateful for being alive beyond the hypocrisy and false myths?
I do it when I am the Captain of my day, spend my time by the sea, feel love and when I dont need to sell my time. When I am in charge, have control, in my own life.