Time that I usually spent doing errands and working from home was displaced when my son graduated. The problem I have is that my brain seems to think I still have the same amount of time for doing creativity and housekeeping. I don't. I need to turn my brain OFF sometimes. I don't need more ideas for what to do. I need to be more selective in what I choose to do.
I was talking about this with a friend regarding an imagined project, and she said in her wisdom, "Milk the cow you've got; no need to buy a new herd." This is a little bit like "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
Truth is, I've got a lot of cows waiting to be milked, metaphorically speaking. So yesterday, I chose not to go to an auction an hour or so down the road and buy any more "cows". I spent some social time with one of my sisters, and also got to visit my dad. We went to the top of a hill and saw some beautiful autumn foliage.
We slow ourselves down sometimes because we keep adding more stuff to our plate, when we ought to be taking stuff OFF our plate.