There is an old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” So very true. And the dull hear doesn’t just mean boring, uninteresting or unexciting. It’s more like lifeless, stupid and sickly. How about a balanced life?

A good example I can cite here is someone who is so dedicated to his/her work. Ah maybe that’s you. You get so into your job that it has become your only world. You go to work early in the morning, even taking your breakfast there, labor all day long, stay on for overtime work and go home late at night only to be too tired to do anything else and just fall straight to sleep. Sounds familiar? And the same routine again the next day and the next.

This is for what? To get a promotion? A bigger paycheck? Recognition? Some psychiatric “I am the only one dependable” syndrome? Believe me dude, it’s not worth it. Unless of course that’s the kind of life you want.

Sure you may be able to get what you want but believe you me the price may not be worth it – your time, your energy, your youth and your health. Yes, thing you are not going to get back when the time comes you are on top of that corporate ladder. I am not dampening your career goal here. I am merely suggesting that you don’t floor the accelerator pedal in just one gear. Get it?

Unless you own your own company and your work is your passion and you are in your element then I stand corrected. But if you are working for somebody else, well, think things through.

Manage your time to live a Balanced Life

There is time for work, time for fun or play, time for family or friends and time for spirituality (this can be a church, meditation or simply a ME time). But if you will be spending more than half of your waking hours in just one, that can be unhealthy.

Too much time in your job can make you stressed out, overworked and lose your quality time for the ones you love. Too much time at play may make you look unproductive or maybe a bum. Too much time with your family and friends may make you look boring to them. They may grow tired of you too. And too much time for spirituality may make you look like a nutcase.

The advice again is “Do not put too much time on just one and enjoy each moment in everything that you do.” Live a balanced life.

Here is another old saying you may have heard before, “Eat, drink and be happy. For tomorrow we die.’ So very true too.

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