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Roll the dice to decide how to spend free time

By Kelly


Today, I found myself with some spare time and no idea what to do with it. So after a nap (always a solid first pick for the sleep-deprived), I had a lot of ideas of how to spend free time, but no idea what to actually do. Since it was late in the day, I had decision fatigue, so just trying to decide was overwhelming.


So I tried something new: I made a numbered list of six things I wanted to do (with a number assigned to each activity) like the below:


  1. Work on my novel, Timelessness

  2. Write a blog post for Chickster

  3. Read a chapter of Rich People Problems

  4. Learn something on LinkedIn Learning

  5. Watch Hocus Pocus 2

  6. Edit a video


Then I downloaded a free dice app (because I was too lazy to dig some out of a board game) and rolled a standard, six-sided die.



I rolled a five, so I streamed Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+, which was lots of fun. Then, since I still had some free time, I rolled a two and wrote this blog post.


Now, I’m out of free time but don’t regret how I spent it. It’s better to pick something and do it, than spend all your spare time frozen by indecision.


What about you, readers? Do you roll the dice to decide how to spend your free time? Or do you have an even better way to decide?

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