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Kaplin261

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Productive uses of spare time?
« on: November 10, 2015, 10:08:48 AM »
 Someone calls and tells you they will be 15 minutes late meeting you at the carpool parking lot and you are already there. Or there is a long line at the grocery store..

How do you invest small intervals of spare time when opportunity presents itself?

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 10:14:41 AM »
I keep a bunch of podcasts on my phone for downtime.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 11:27:35 AM »
I keep a book with me.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 11:36:54 AM »
Check email.  Read, if a library book is handy.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 11:51:29 AM »
Feel the breeze.  Enjoy breathing.  Appreciate the sun/rain/whatever.  Clean out the car/purse/backpack.  Whatever I feel like doing at the moment.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 12:07:54 PM »
The Kindle app on my phone.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 12:08:19 PM »
I have lots of books on my glorious antimustachian Nexus 6.

Yesterday on a 15 minute subway ride, I closed my eyes and did a small meditation.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 12:27:53 PM »
Plan my world domination.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2015, 07:23:05 AM »
Feel the breeze.  Enjoy breathing.  Appreciate the sun/rain/whatever.  Clean out the car/purse/backpack.  Whatever I feel like doing at the moment.

I couldn't have typed it better.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2015, 03:13:33 PM »
Catch up on the news or various forum sites on my phone.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2015, 12:32:26 AM »
Learning to program? I recently got introduced to automatetheboringstuff.com for python, and I'm hooked. Goal is to automate all of the crappy repetitive tasks I have to do at work to make room for the exciting stuff.

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Re: Productive uses of spare time?
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2015, 12:59:23 AM »
What's spare time?


(Said sort of tongue-in-cheek, yes, but also genuinely.  It may help you to reflect on this question. My time is so limited, none of it is spare, that I can afford to waste.)
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