Your well-being should be your priority, and working too much might hamper your happiness.
Our consumerist society often leads us to reverse our priorities in ways that can seriously affect our quality of life and our physical, mental, and emotional health. Ultimately, our happiness.
With an increasing rhythm of life, inflation, and bills piling up, we are more and more concerned about working, earning a salary to support ourselves and our families, and because of that, many of the fundamentals of life are left out.
We spend a lot of hours each day dedicated to our job, or our business, reducing lunchtime, time to rest, and connecting with family and friends. Sometimes we don’t even think how much it can affect us, ours and others’ lives.
Of course, many people cannot afford to work less because they are responsible for their household.
However, even in these cases, there must be a work-life balance, as our lives are much more than a stressful daily life. Our happiness shall be our priority.
As Todd said in one of his posts (Quitting A Job Is Scary, Not Quitting May Be Worse), Time is Life.
When we spend too much time struggling for our job and doing nothing for ourselves, like practising a sport, going out for a walk, taking some time to rest, we gradually become exhausted, and as a result our health, both mental and physical, suffers.
More and more people at the end of their working day are so drained out that they cannot enjoy life and do some activities for their well-being.
If you feel that you are in this situation, think about these two things:
- No salary is worth your health, no benefits at the end of the month outweighs the unwellness you may feel every day.
- If you cannot change your job, and you have no alternatives for the moment, find something positive to balance your life. Also 5 minutes of meditation a day may help. Otherwise, if everything in your daily life looks stressful and exhausting, you may become a candidate for burn-out. And then things might get more serious.
Your work is an important part of your life, but it’s not your life. There is much more than that: family, friends, health, in one word happiness. Don’t allow your work to take up all the space in your life and hamper your chance to be happy.
Nothing compensates for an exhausted mind and an unhappy heart.
Always remember to take care of yourself, because only then can you live a happier life.
You can find more on happiness on my blog crisbiecoach.
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