Sometimes, I need time in my own head. Not because I want to brood or because I need ponder anything in particular; I just need to catch up with my thoughts and put my brain back in order. A couple hours away from my daily grind. I won’t have anything to show for those hours and it won’t shorten my to-do list, but it will keep me in balance. I’ll probably read a book, maybe even an old favorite, then I can get back to everything productive. And I’ll enjoy it all the more.