The days fly by when I am working, if I am not actively teaching, or spending time with the monks, I am lesson planning, doing my practice or working through new yoga sequences. (Yeah for body awareness, or soreness depending on your focus)
Every Tuesday I took the time to go to Lakeside, have a meal that involved meat and to just enjoy the view of Fewa Lake. So I went to this Arabian place every week, they had a ginger lemon tea that I fell in love with. There were days that I had company and moments like this, where I was the only person in the restaurant and I embraced the quiet. This was a moment when I was really aware of being alone and realized that I am totally okay with being alone. In fact I looked forward to the moments when I was alone and my thoughts were still and calm.
As I continue my journey loving and serving others, and with gaining competence teaching, I find I have far less "free" time. So instead of looking at the fact that I have less free time, and feeling overwhelmed with all the tasks I still get to do with "less" time I enjoy the moments of peace just a little bit more. I find the enjoyment in being busy, how luck am I that I have the opportunity to share my passion, to share things that changed my life into something amazing with other people. (See what I did with focus there?)
Question to consider: What is your focus in your "free" time? Do you focus on how little you have or simply let go and enjoy the moment?