Time--2017 A to Z Theme
My theme for the 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is "Time". The posts will be more philosophical, contemplative, and even autobiographical than instructional. No time management tips planned, but you never know with A to Z.
Always a work in progress--welcome to my blog...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Quality Time (#AtoZChallenge)
I spent some quality time with my television last night. I don't think my television appreciated that time that I put in. My wife didn't mind because she was devoting some of her own quality time to sleep. She probably made the more constructive choice.
For years I've heard the term "quality time." It's one of those pop phrases that people throw out there to describe something they'd like to do and often think they do, but it's questionable as to what the term actually means. My assessment is that it means different things for different people in relation to different things. Sounds like a bit of a cop out I guess, but I'm sticking to it.
Usually we think of quality time as having to do with our kids, family, or friends. But in reality we should probably try to inject quality into all of the time we are given. My goal should be to provide quality time to myself just as I would to a loved one.
Our jobs, our passions, or whatever we pursue should consist of time that has as much quality as we can put into it. After all, time that has no quality is essentially wasted time or useless time. Or better still we might call it perfunctory time.
I've never been particularly fond of the concept of killing time or just passing time for no reason or purpose. And keep in mind that time spent reflecting or daydreaming is not time ill spent. Those minutes or hours can be some of the best and most rewarding passages of time of all. Quality time devoted to ourselves.
We should look at our time with our loved ones as high quality time since those times are fleeting. Our memories of those times should be filled with happiness. But time itself is our most enduring friend--or in some cases enemy. If I can befriend my enemy then my time can be filled with quality.
What do you consider to be quality time? Do you feel you often miss the quality and shoulder a burden of time? Do you receive all of the quality time from others that you would like?