Do you have time to enjoy what you want to do?

Posted by  $  exceller 3 months ago to Culture
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This is more like what I'd like to do if I had the time.

First and foremost I have been hiking for 10 years with my "friend" on Mt Tamalpais in Marin county, CA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw9bT...

Most beautiful times of my life.

Drive to Squaw Valley for skiing.

Racing Santana 35 in the Bay.

Devoted to Thoroughbred Racing: I love the horse not the gambling; American Pharoah winning the Triple Crown after a 37 year drought:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyDcX...,

And loving my Abyssians:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...


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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months, 4 weeks ago
    Well, I thought I did! So I let the yard go. Egad! It looks like a forest and not one kept by Texas Parks & Wildlife. I don't have a landscape, I have a wild-scape. So much for enjoying myself. I think I will start with one of my weed eaters, too much for even the John Deere!
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  • Posted by  $  mminnick 3 months ago
    I have found that in order to have time to do the things I enjoy I must make the time. I have to plan the breaks in my schedule and in my days.
    It is not easy. You have to learn to say no to a lot of people and things. If you don't you'll find yourself spend "Just a few Minutes" multiple times in a single day and have no time left for yourself.
    Enjoyment is like any other activity, you need to plan it [the time] and then stick to it.
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  • Posted by  $  edweaver 2 months, 4 weeks ago
    If you don't love what you do, why? If you stop living someone else's life and live for yourself you will never work a day in your life.
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  • Posted by  $  3 months ago
    Is there a balance between work and life?

    Corporations place a great emphasis on this, on paper.

    We complete surveys every year how great company policies are to allow us to live our lives.

    The fact is that there is no way to switch from corporate to personal.

    Humans are not robots. Work comes home with us.

    I'd like to hear if people have been more successful to live a life aside from corporate responsibility.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 2 months, 4 weeks ago
      I quit corporate employment and started a consulting business, knowing that I would have slack time between engagements. Part of the slack time was spent getting more business, but I frequently enjoyed travelling the world between jobs. Travel is one of my passions.
      I often worked long hours during an engagement and still had to provide timely valuable service to my clients, but repeat engagements are often more time flexible.
      I wasn't married and didn't have children to support which made it much easier, too.
      I loved my Abyssinian, Nefirtiti, too.
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      • Posted by  $  2 months, 4 weeks ago
        I am familiar with that, e.g. being a consultant and traveling.

        While on a project, it worked great, especially because I enjoyed world travel and meeting people otherwise I would not have. However, marketing for a new project was very stressful and I eventually left for corporate existence.
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