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Jessica Winkler

Owner, Kite Beach Yucatan

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How many hours a day do you spend making yourself happy?

When I used to have a "normal" job I always felt it was important to take the 1st hour of the day to do whatever makes me happy before spending the rest of the day making other people happy. Now my life has changed and I spend most of the day making myself happy which incredibly makes other happy. I'm interested to see how much time you invest in yourself and how, if possible to increase this time.

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    Jun 3 2012: I want to take the word happy out of the equation. We all (married and single) need some "down time". Parents need to get a babysitter and have a date night. We all need some time to walk the beach, read a book, go to a movie, get your nails done, or what ever "you" want. I call that time "recharging the batteries".

    What ever we call it ... it is good for mental health.

    All the best. Bob.
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      Jun 3 2012: Yes that is true as well I can see that I take my opinion from a very selfish point of view. Thank you for allowing me to see that. I enjoy learning from others :)
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    Jun 2 2012: Hi Jessica,
    Well clearly not enough - although much better then before when I had a "normal" office job. I still feel duty bound to be of service - which is a pain in the ass since I'd really like to be a beach bum (not jokin)
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      Jun 3 2012: lol thanks Heather! I won't deny the beach bum life rocks however it's also a lot of work. I hope you are able to bum it up some time, keep working on it!!
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    Jun 2 2012: In a well integrated life based on attending to things that are most important to you and also attending to essential mundane functions, you have the choice of looking at the big picture with a consistent satisfaction rather than dividing your time into boxes that you might label as making yourself happy, making yourself unhappy, or neutral. While loading the dishwasher doesn't specifically make me happy, it is part of making a home for my family, which does make me happy. So I don't divide my time up in my mind in the way you do.
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      Jun 3 2012: That is an interesting way to look at things, thank you for sharing. We all have different ways of seeing life & this is why i wanted to hear what people have to say ;)