Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Twenty-Five Seven - 31 Days

For today I am going to set aside the given writing prompt and use one that I found on The Daily Post.  It's called Twenty-Five Seven.  Here it is:

Good news--another hour has just been added to every 24-hour day.  (Don't ask us how.  We have powers.)  How do you use those extra sixty minutes?


Well, that's easy:  sleeping.  I've been so tired lately that sleep is what I most crave.  However, let's pretend that's not the case, so I can write more than a one-word answer.

What I would NOT do is watch television or play games on my computer or tablet.

Most likely I'd spend the time doing a combination of things that I already do.  I'd read books, read blogs, write on my own blog.  All of these provide a sense of rest and restoration that goes beyond the physical.  I've found that rest for my soul is important for my well-being.

I took a long time to learn that taking time to care for myself is not selfish.  I can't nurture anyone else if I'm empty.  That's not to say that I should be spending all day, every day, playing.  But it's important to build some re-creation time into every day.  I think that's a good way to spend my extra hour.

How would you spend yours?


If you'd like to catch up with my 31 Days posts so far, here's the Table of Contents:

September 29:  Intro
October 1:  Which Way Are You Moving?
October 2:  Views (breast cancer)
October 3:  Shiny New
October 4:  Learning (breast cancer)
October 5:  Stuck
October 6:  We Think We Know (breast cancer)
October 7:  Just GO
October 8:  Say It (public speaking)
October 9:  When It's Hard to Join (public speaking)
October 10:  Why Do I Care?
October 11:  One-Way Street
October 12:  Rest For My Soul
October 13:  Housework:  Friend or Foe?
October 14:  Getting Away


  1. Hmmm... How would I spend my extra hour? I think I'd go get an ice cream treat then sit & relax while I ate it. Maybe I'd read or just people watch - both are relaxing. Cool prompt.

  2. Sleeping is nice! ;) But I'm probably spend it working on writing/photography or reading. This I love to do but don't always find time to work on throughout the week!

  3. An extra hour?? I would love to say sleeping, but we know that would not be the case...
    I would probably use it reading a good book or blogging / reading other blogs


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