I shall waste time

I must be intentional with my time, I think

In an activity that is simply a time sink

I should not indulge myself, I must use

The hours wisely, I should mindfully choose

To spend my time more productively

To design my life as I want it to be

I must minimize distractions of all kinds

I should keep my overarching goal in mind..


This is what all self-help guides tell me

No doubt it is good advice, but I see

Myself leading life as if on a mission

When I try to follow this advice with precision

I become ruthless with myself and try to limit

Everything non-essential just to fit

Every important thing that I need to do

Into twenty-four hours, cutting out leisure too

But… life is miserable if I over-structure my day

I need time to let my mind wander away

Some goals I may not achieve, it’s true

But I need to waste some time too…

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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