Susan Cain wrote the amazing book, Quiet. It's a favorite and I re-read it with some regularity. When her book, Bittersweet, was released, I wondered if it could be anywhere as wonderful as her first book. It was. It is. And her newsletter is magnificent.
Recently, she wrote about time. In her newsletter, she wrote about time and being rich in time. She had several suggestions on how to build a life that's rich in time; below are a few of my favorites.
- Spend time in solitude, every day.
- Take a walk, every day.
- Proactively engage with beauty (whether music, art, or nature), every day.
- Identify the people and animals whose company you love, and spend as much time with them as you can. Many of us would rather devote ourselves to a few treasured souls, rather than divide our time among a vast array of family, friends and acquaintances. Yet there’s a tremendous amount of pressure to spread yourself socially thin. If this doesn’t suit you, resist! Create the social life that nourishes you.
With my time being mostly my own, these are my areas of focus. What are yours?
Signing off from the city.