3 Novel Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 147)
“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.”
— Alan Cohen
Work and play are two sides of the same coin. Both have to be used sparingly but not in equal measures. By nature, we know that we should work more than we play and in many cases, we do that well. But too much work and too little play indeed makes Jack a dull boy and Susan an equally as boring girl. Work and play is an equation of both/and, not either/or. You need both in your life to be successful and balanced. If you have them, you are doing just fine.
Here are 3 signs you’re doing just fine:
1. You believe in breaks and actually take them. You aren’t always behind schedule or catching up on things that should have been done already. You have time on your hands to attend a concert, play, or ballet. You have hours to spare visiting another city “just for fun” and reading books for hours on in “just because you can.” This isn’t to say you don’t work, but you don’t have to be working every second of every day to make it in life.
2. You have a wide selection of clothes. It doesn’t even have to be name brand or the latest fashion. But if you have clothes that are appropriate for every season of the year and every special event you plan on attending, you are doing pretty well. You not only smell clean, but you look good when you step outside your house. You don’t where the same things within a month and you know how to mix and match.
3. You know when something is wrong and you actively work to fix it. There is something within each of us that tells us when something isn’t quite right with us. Even though you may not be able to put your finger exactly on it, you are aware of it, and you are working to find what it is and how you can rectify it. The first step to fixing anything is being aware that it’s broken. The second step is actually not being afraid to face the mess. The third step is being willing to do the work.
“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.”
— Bryant McGill