This has been very helpful to me. Some days I don’t even get close to the 5 hour limit and other days I have to cut myself off when I get there and sit around wondering what to do. But I always end up finding something and, occasionally, it’s even something productive, which is awesome. I’ve cleaned more and done more yoga because I had the time. So though it’s been great I am going to add one more exception:
4. Just listening to music on my laptop while in no way looking at the screen or touching the keyboard (unless skipping songs) shall be exempt from the time limit.
1.The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
2.The Guernsy Literary and Potato Peel Society- Mary Ann Shaffer (These first went well together. 1 happens during WWII and 2 involves the aftermath)
3.Flight to Canada- Ishmael Reed
4. Discourse on the Origin ofInequality- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
5. The Communist Manifesto- Karl Marx
6. Discourse on the Arts and Sciences and Polemics- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
7.Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
8.The Black Book of Secrets- F.E. Higgins
9.Paris Spleen- Charles Baudelaire
10. A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play- Vivien Gussin Paley
And away we go.
The key is frequently checking in on the fridge to what’s about to go bad so you can use it up.
Also I’ve found going to the store more often and buying less, especially in terms of produce, to be helpful.