I talked last week about us being happy, hungry and horny.
The secret to achieving balance is this triad:
Achieve, Connect, Enjoy.
If we get the balance between these three right, we will have a balanced life.
All too often we overemphasise one or the other.
I believe it is most common for us to overdo ‘achieve’ activities at the expense of the others.
We work too much, or we set ourselves massive ‘to do’ lists
particularly recently, when we have all been stopped from socialising and forced to spend much more time at home.
We have perhaps decided to paint the house or makeover the garden,
on top of working from home and maybe home-schooling children as well.
We feel we must ‘put the time to good use’
see some physical results from our time in lockdown.
The problem is that we neglect the other two;
We neglect contact with others and we don’t do things just for the fun of it.
This can lead to stress and even depression.
We need to find balance.
Even if we are loving the work or the self-improvement tasks we have set ourselves
we can still find balance, we still need to spend quality time with others.
When was the last time you did something you love just for the joy of doing it?
Just for fun?
If it has been a long time then I challenge you today,
Find something you love to do and do it.
Find an online choir to sing in, dance, play a game, do a puzzle, draw a picture,
watch a film, read a book…
Whatever it may be, do it just for the fun of it.
You will feel better.