Whatever kind of fun you like to have, my bet is that you are not having enough of it. Me, I like to sail. If I could, I would give up life on land and head out to sea. Every time I go out to sea, I feel better. A lot better, not just better for a couple of days, better for weeks. I should go out more, then maybe my land life wouldn’t seem so routine. I work hard and pretty constantly. I think most people do this, too.
The problem is that it’s not good for you. The stress alone is enough of an argument against constantly working. It is taxing on your mind and body. Stress has been systematically attacking me for years. Wearing down my immune system, leaving muscles in knots so tight they feel like bones.
Another problem, I don’t work constantly. It feels like I work constantly. There are so many distractions that it is hard to think and focus. I am busy with distractions but I am not sure that means I am working hard.
When I am out on the water, it is hard and you have to focus. There are also long stretches of downtime, where there is absolutely nothing to do but stare at the water and you don’t have to focus. Your mind can drift from one thought to another. It is very helpful to get rid of the useless thoughts. You can read books, but your phone isn’t going to work. You have to unplug from the electronic distraction, and actually, have a real conversation with the people. When was the last time you felt like you had completely cleared your mind, and where present in that moment?
When was the last time you felt like you had completely cleared your mind, and where present in that moment? It is not something you can flip, like a switch, but it is so worth it when you can.