I read a great short post from Seth Godin today. It said:
Wasting time is not a waste
In fact, wasting time is a key part of our lives.
Wasting time poorly is a sin, because not only are you forgoing the productivity, generosity and art that comes from work, but you’re also giving up the downtime, experimentation and joy that comes from wasting time.
If you’re going to waste time (and I hope you will) the least you can do is do it well.
Downtime and experimentation is a key part to being creative. The moment that you start to take restrictions off your time and expected outcomes you should have, you can start to truly play and experiment. When we are all so busy, it’s hard to do but the joy of taking the weight of expectation off your shoulders, silencing the internal critic and just playing is wonderful. Artists do it. Kids do it all day and are the most creative people that I know.