Image you have to spend a few hours in a big room. In the room there is nothing but a few pieces of paper and a pen. What would you do with your time?
You could use the time to rest a bit, take a break from your hectic life by meditating or taking a nap on the floor. You might use the paper to make a list of your priorities or write a poem. Or you could draw a picture, fold an airplane and play with it or do some push-ups and some stretching.
It’s amazing how many different things you can choose to do and accomplice in an empty room with just a piece of paper and a pen. Even with the bare minimum of resources you are able to achieve pretty remarkable things.
Alternatively you might decide to just sit in a corner, waiting it out while being slightly annoyed about missing your favorite TV shows. In the end what it comes down to is that whatever you get out of your time spend in that room totally depends on you. There are no ‘wrong’ ways to spend your time, however not every way is as rewarding and fulfilling as the others. You have to spend that time anyway, so you might as well get the most out of it.
The same goes for your days at work, school or leisure. The day will pass, no matter how you choose to spend it. If that’s inevitable you might want to reconsider how you spend it, especially since your supply of days isn’t unlimited.
Are you just sitting this day out, or are you getting the most out of it?