My definition of this one is giving ourselves space to have fun (outside of the priorities we have on our list) – whatever that looks like for us. In fact, I think it’s really purpose-ful time.
When we practice taking purpose-free time, we allow ourselves the opportunity to explore what’s fulfilling and meaningfulfor us.
It could be doing something as simple as going on a walk or perhaps an adrenaline-booster like sky-diving.
Most importantly, purpose-free time is possible when we give ourselves permission to embrace that space – for us.
At the end of the day, when we boil it all down, what on earth is the point of any of it if we’re not allowing ourselves to enjoy the things that help us thrive and feel fully live?
It’s worth sharing the words of my wise uncle, who said, “less is more.”
He gave me this tip when he came over to visit from the UK. I was running a very busy integrative health center and was working an average of 100 hours per week. Basically, I was running myself into the ground.
When he took me to one side and offered me those poignant words, I decided to stop and heed them. I’m so pleased I did.
That’s when I started to realize something needed to change. And pronto.
Less is more can be our call to simplify and fess-up to ourselves about who we’re being and what we’re doing…and if we’re on track to be living our ideal lives. 1
So, I’m curious – how do you define purpose-free time? (or purpose-ful time, depending on your perspective!) How does it fit into your healthy lifestyle?
Please do share this blog or vlog – as you never know who might benefit, and I’ll see you for this week’s #AliveWithFi 🙂
Ciao for now 🙂
1 Being purposeful with our time is our choice – “while we may not always have a choice about clearing our calendars, we can make the choice to clear our minds of the habitual momentum that blocks creativity and compassion. And, at times, we may find that access to creativity and compassion can lead to a little more space in the day. In any event, we can always begin to be more mindful of our busyness and how we are choosing to meet the moments of our daily lives.”
“Five Ways to Find Time to Pause”
J. Marturano, (2016)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.