Not too far from here is a relatively decent-sized park where kids can enjoy a well-designed playground, adults can play tennis, casual walkers can roam around in search of Pokemon, and I can sit 36 metres above the rest of the town and enjoy a can or two of キリン 氷結1. Working from home does have a lot of perks, such as not investing two hours of the day with public transit and not going outside when a typhoon is battering the country, but being confined to a single building for any period of time will make a person want to escape to get some air. This is generally what I do on the weekends while the boy is asleep but, when the situation at the day job is particularly irksome, an afternoon trek to the park is in order.
What's nice about this particular spot is that I can get there by foot in under ten minutes and it's rarely frequented by others despite being a literal stone's-throw from the main park area. The lack of distraction makes it an ideal location to read a book, listen to a podcast, or just watch the world go by. Sitting outdoors in solitude while completely offline can be incredibly restorative.
- Kirin Chuuhai ↩