Don’t Work So Hard

I continue to love recess.  Wheeeee!  I have learned along the journey how important play is to our lives as long as it is our minor and not our major.  We were designed to work and to work heartily.  I don’t think there is any sweeter sleep than that which follows a diligent day’s work.  But without respite, work will wear us to a frazzle. Recess keeps the dazzle in our footwork.

 

God Always Has a Plan B
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Quote by: Patsy Clairmont

 

While I agree that we need to work, I don’t necessarily agree that we were designed to work.  Work has a negative aspect to me.  I think about the phrase:
Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.

 

We don’t have to work if we love what we do.  Every day can be a recess for us.  Unfortunately most of us are programmed to do what others want, what others think we should do.  It’s those people who need recess, who need playtime.

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We do need a break from our careers though, regardless of whether we love what we do or not.  Play is an important part of our lives and we should make time for it every day.  I know people who accumulate vacation and don’t use the time they are entitled to and that is definitely not good for anyone’s well being.  We all need time away and we need more than two days off a week when we can get away.

 

 

Vacations
Rest
Relaxation

 

We all need that to rejuvenate us.  Playtime is just as important and I dare say (and once again I’m in opposition to the passage above) maybe more important at times in our lives than work.  Maybe playtime SHOULD be our major.  Think about all the books and data that is available now showing that we work too long.  I’m thinking specifically about:
Timothy Ferriss’s Four Hour Work Week.  Two recent articles I’ve read discuss the fact that Americans work too hard and too long.  One in Business Tech asks:
Is it Time for a Four Day Work week?  The other in Independent IE says:
A Doctor claimsWe Should Cut Down a Four Day Work Week.

 

Whether you’re in the reduced work week corner or you’re not is not the message I’m putting across today.
I sincerely believe we don’t play enough.  
I sincerely believe we don’t shed our adultness enough.

 

We need to find the child within ourselves and take him out and play with him more.
We need that child within us.  That child is just as important as the adult he houses.

 

We have to learn to listen when the child cries out that he needs attention.  That child needs playtime and he will let you know when.  If you disregard him he will surely make you pay at some point.  Don’t wait until it is too late.

Jump in rain puddles.
Dance in the street.
Play hide and seek with adult friends.

 

Each of our incarnations are short.
Take time to play and don’t work so hard.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.
For there truly is no end.

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