I’m a bit of a punctuality freak so find myself with a lot of waiting time in all sorts of different contexts.
I’ve learned over the years that there is an art involved in putting waiting time to good use.
The thing is that one person’s idea of ‘good use’ could be another’s perception of waste.
‘Good use’ of waiting time, for me, includes: deep breathing; reciting favourite lines of poetry to myself; listening to the radio; jotting down ideas for blog posts; observing nature.
If I think about waiting time in my youth, I always hear the tick-tock of the big wooden clock that lived in the kitchen. Each second made its mark then and each second should make its mark now even if the clocks no longer tick out loud.
How do YOU wait?