The fast paced life of business people often revolves around meetings, projects, information deluge, commuting, deadlines, paperwork, commitments, more information, social responsibilities, family life, more meetings etc. No wonder that this type of life can become a daily grind and a boring chore if one allows it to. Without a firm purpose for your business and life including a plan to find ways to unwind and relax, this grind can actually take away joy and fulfillment – you could even end up becoming a wound-up grump. You should not allow this to happen as there is the need to relax periodically. World championship athlete Sasha Cohen also says, “Follow your dreams, work hard, practice, and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
Yes, the business terrain does require focused discipline and actions, but you don’t need to become a stern, unpleasant workaholic in the process. After all, the business jungle can also be a lively, bubbly place, full of life, sights, and sounds. So you need to relax, laugh, exercise, eat well, and have plenty of fun. Even animals relax and have fun, so why not human beings? The story is told of how two rabbit siblings with different personalities eventually had different life spans. The rabbit which was withdrawn and often paranoid did not live long while the rabbit which was full of life, very friendly, inquisitive, fun-loving, adventurous, and fearless, lived to a ripe old age.
If enjoying life has longevity implications for rabbits, then relaxing and having some fun will definitely be beneficial to humans even if only as a stress reducer. So after working hard, you should take time out to play, celebrate your loved ones, appreciate your wins and value your moments – really. Be determined to enjoy life on a regular basis and let nothing take away your joy. After all, this is what makes all your effort worth it.