A perfect morning. Great sleep. Great physical recovery. Great opportunity to push myself. That device on my wrist tells that APP on my phone this analysis of efforts yesterday, sleep quality, heart rate variations and resting heart rate have me primed, ready to go – for a great day of quality exertion, calorie burning and better fitness.
AND, this is a weekend day, sun shining – no meetings, no appointments, no pressing errands, just a Sunday to do some work, read my Sunday New York Times (sometimes it arrives …), domestic chores are optional. Otherwise free to work a little, or a lot. Free to exercise a little, or a lot. Free to ride that bike a little. Or a lot.
Of course ‘freedom’ exists every day. I tell myself certain days of the week aren’t as easy to ‘feel free’.
For many of us this is the case all our adult working lives.
We regulate our activities by days on calendars, by time on our watch/devices, regulate our ‘time available’ for people, places and activities on schedule.
Nature never gave us schedules – days of the week and when things happen is a purely human choice.
That we make such similar choices in large numbers is no natural thing …
Do we need three meals daily – should they have names and prescribed times of day?
Like store hours – choices!
Should news arrive in morning, noon or night?
Should conversation happen in certain ways at certain times?
Not laws of nature. They are ‘suggestions’ of man, of society, of businesses who want us to do things a particular way.