There is nothing I like more than settling down to an activity knowing that there are no constraints on the time I have available to spend on it, and I can in effect continue until the exercise itself, or my own stamina, brings it to a natural close. I’m probably fortunate in that my personal circumstances do create such opportunities in the way that those who have large numbers of other demands on them at all times do not have.
I suppose this is rather self-indulgent, but I also feel that removing the pressure of time is one of the best ways of focussing entirely on the activity in hand, and thereby maximising one’s effect. That is equally true for hobby activities, domestic tasks, relations with other people – and professional duties.
Holidays are of course the best chance one might get to set up such situations, but over the…
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