“If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.” –Herodotus
What do you do to relax? Are you intentional in making time to take care of yourself? Can your work become all consuming?
For me, there are two types of relaxation. One is planned times to relax. Personally, this is easy for me. I can schedule time – and be discipline in my behavior – to protect time for personal health, well-being, and relaxation. Our family schedules vacations. I schedule time each day for exercise and reflection. This is important; this keeps me going.
Another type of relaxation and fun is spontaneous. Those moments where we permit ourselves time to enjoy time with family and friends. Those moments when we laugh, smile, and simply enjoy the moment. These fleeting moments, those opportunities in time, are just as important for our overall health and well-being.
Take time today to savor each moment . . . to enjoy the work and the people who are with you. Take time today to put down what electronically connects you to the entire world . . . take time to personally connect, laugh, have fun, and enjoy the relationships with those right in front of you.