18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

Thought Catalog

1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. Digital communication is easy and convenient but ask anybody: there’s a huge difference between texting someone to say that you love them and hope they have a great day and writing it on a note and leaving it next to their bed.

2. Savoring time to do nothing. Taking a cue from pre-industrialized society and cultures that enjoy siestas and long, drawn-out, sit-down teas that serve no other purpose than to spend time enjoying the time you have.

3. Thinking before responding. We’ve become too conditioned to require things immediately. Someone asks a question, and we have to respond that second. Such was not the case before instant messaging and comment threads. A sign of true intelligence and confidence, I think, is someone who…

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Kinyozi.

There is this kinyozi (barber shop) in our estate that I have been frequenting for a some time now. The owner of the barbershop renovated it and with the renovation came new girls. Now I feel like I have found a permanent kinyozi.
 
I went to the kinyozi today and there was this beautiful young girl who came to scrab my head after my hair cut. Her smile was infectious and her touch electric. She was extra careful and smooth with me, I ended up paying even for a facial scrub and I even gave her a tip. Is there something I can do to make my hair grow faster? I can afford a massage…. but don’t you think I will be pushing it?