I was having a discussion with my lovely wife about our workplaces and the difference mentalities that exist there. We were talking about going on vacation, which we are about to embark. Many of the people were automatically negative for a variety of reasons. One was, “I would never go on a cruise ship, you’ll catch something and maybe die!” Another one commented that “Vacation is so you can get rested and refreshed and come back ready to work harder.” There were others, but these struck me as particularly negative. The first one was obvious, but the second one appears okay on the surface, but when you really look at the thought, it’s backwards. We should not look at vacation as merely a time to recharge so we can work more, but I suggest that we work to make a time for vacation to travel, relax, educate and entertain ourselves and spend time with our loved ones.
Do you live to work or work to live? Our challenge this week is pick an area of our life that we can improve. It doesn’t have to be a huge change. It could be as simple as deciding to look at things in a more positive light. I think you will find life is more fulfilling with a positive outlook. What do you think?
Please leave your thoughts. I will apologize in advance for not answering your comments right away as we are on vacation and away from internet service much of the time.