What Makes a Good Day

February 15, 2006 – 7:00 pm

Today was unsatisfactory. I worked a solid 8 hours, packed in the email, made a coworker laugh, and made significant progress towards a goal. So why, at the end, do I feel blah? I was so knackered after the day of full on email and phone calls that I had no energy for the kids. And I realized, as I was doing the dishes, that a day when I don’t connect with the kids, is a day that I feel I’ve wasted.

Or, to put it another way, I’ve never regretted a day when I played with the kids. I’ve regretted a lot of days I spent with my nose in email. I’ve moved to a country with a healthier attitude to life, now I just have to modify my behaviour so I can enjoy it.

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