nuts and bolts
The essence of what makes for a quality experience has nothing to do with what you are doing, and everything to do with the presence of mind you bring to the moment.
Certainly, exotic travels and leisurely days engaging in your favorite activities may set the stage for quality time. However, if during those experiences you are anxious, preoccupied with thoughts about the past or future, or distracted by electronics, then despite the ideal settings and recreation, you weren’t mindfully engaged in the experience and missed the deepest fulfillment available to you.
Following the same logic, seemingly mundane every day tasks can be deeply gratifying if you are centered within yourself and engaged in the moment with all of your senses and conscious awareness.
This is the difference between simply having a good time (and life) and having a remarkable experience (and life) that inspires, restores and invigorates you and your relationships.
Quality time isn’t defined by what you’re doing, but rather by how you’re being.