Aristotle said that how we spend our schole determines our character. I believe he is exactly right. Do we spend our schole in dedication to our polis and/or improving ourselves? Is it meaningful?
I am currently going through a major audit of how I am spending my schole and making a plan to use it more effectively.
On an average work day, I have about 2.5 hours of schole, including 1/2 hour in the morning. I may be able to squeeze in 3 if I cut back on sleep or manage some efficiencies somewhere else.
So, here is my current game plan.
- 1 hour a day on something that feeds my soul.
- 1 hour a day of service to Apollon and Athena
- 1 hour a day doing something for the resistance
At the end of each day, I am going to write in a little book that I carry with me:
1. What I did to feed my soul
2. What I did to be of service to Apollon and Athena
3. What I did for the resistance
I am going to keep an ongoing list of the things that I need to do so that I will have it to come back to. I will ensure that every day there is something in each of those three categories. And I will not beat myself up if it doesn't end up being a full hour each day...but I will be sure to have something in each of the three.
And I will get far more ruthless about how I use my time.