Do you rejoice on Monday morning and sigh when Friday afternoon arrives? Or have I got those days flip-flopped? Letting work’s negative aspects wheedle their way into daily life can happen without us realizing it. We have all been there. Seeking success, we let our job consume every waking moment. We fill hours with “doing,” toiling at positions we detest while we dream of being free.
Imagine a sphere containing duties and an endless list of assignments, tasks, jobs, and obligations. Requirements we feel we must do. A second circle encompasses fun, pleasure, laughter, and wonder. This world is filled with free will choices and playful options. If we are lucky, those two areas intersect like a Venn diagram. The intersection blends the two worlds, and the differences between work and play merge. Struggles become an exciting challenge, and enjoyment creates a light workload.
Discovering meaningful employment that makes you happy is a difficult task. Making enough to eke out an existence is easy, and it is the reason many opt for the security it offers. Minimum risk yields little delight.
How will you enrich the world?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer