Time freedom is a beautiful thing, and a great thing to have.
But many confuse “time freedom” with “nothing to do”. That puts their greatest bodies of work at risk, because passion projects usually involve a lot of time, which is in conflict with that conflated goal.
The “nothing to do” test comes to the rescue.
Ask yourself this:
“If you had nothing to do… and nothing you had to do… would you choose to do this anyway?”
I try to spend as much of my time as possible on things I answer with “Yes”.
That way, I keep my time freedom, and do things I want to do.
Consider looking over your calendar, your week, your day, your to-do list.
Which get a “Yes” from you?
What can you do about the rest?