Going with the flow and carving out time with NO AGENDA is not a luxury- it’s a necessity!
I have met too many people this past year after working a “corporate” structured job who only take a week of vacation a year. I take at *least* a month of unstructured time every year now, without work or someone else’s demands dictating how I spend my time. Some people scoff at that, as if I have some privilege they don’t… but I know what it is like to run in the rat race nonstop, running your adrenal health into the ground, always working under someone or something else’s constant demands and requirements. I make certain sacrifices these other people aren’t willing to make so that I can have other freedoms that weren’t as available to me when I prioritized other comforts in my life… like renting a room to live in or budgeting healthy food over certain pharmaceutical/medicare costs to maintain my strength and sense of wellbeing.
In my personal opinion after having lived on both sides of this fence, I would like to say that Unstructured time to follow your own attention and whims is one of the best things you can do for your own mental health and longevity!