There is an art to solitude and quiet.
It’s easy to fill up whatever free time I have with little nothings that feel like somethings. But the sum of zeroes is zero, and when all is said and done I have shortchanged myself by doing many nothings than by doing no things.
I’m trying to get better at this. I have a feeling my productive time will be more productive if my quiet time is quieter.
But, even if it’s not, I will have improved my life and my self by merely inching toward the mastery of occasional solitude.