44 of 100 Laugh a Lot More
I work hard. No one would accuse me of slacking. But I take myself too seriously. I get so busy with all I need to get done. I don’t relax and allow myself to have some fun.
Laughing, spending time with friends and family is what I really love to do. I wasn’t born into this world to work. I have to work. I cannot escape that (not yet anyway). I was born to have relationships, to enjoy time with other people, to give who I am to this world. I really believe that. Striking a balance isn’t always easy.
On another note, relaxing, getting my mind off my work, taking it easy is good for my business. I’m a consultant. The service we offer is the creative use of our knowledge and expertise to solve customer issues. We have to:
- come up with ideas,
- explore how those ideas can work for a client, and
- measure the results we get.
This requires that my team and I have clear thinking which isn’t going to happen when you are tired, stressed and stretched too far. So taking it easy, having fun, laughing and doing “non-work things” is plain ol’ good business.
Note to self: Laugh a lot more.