We take Time to Rest, Reflect and Play
ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 11
I imagine a world in which we take time to rest, reflect and play.
- we are able to bring our best to our work
- when we are with family and the people in our lives that are important to us, we can be present.
- our learning about past actions can inform future actions.
- we enjoy this one wild and precious life to the fullest extent possible.
In our modern world, work is prioritised over everything else. And when we get to the end of our life we wonder why we spent so much time working. Children learn that fun and enjoyment are secondary to working hard and earning a living, providing for one’s family. We chase the dollar at the expense of a life of connection and fulfilment. We grow up denying our own desires and wondering why we’re irritated, stressed and resentful.
Sometimes our relationship with work means we use the weekend to party hard as a way to blow off steam from the pressures of the work week.
Being able to reflect on what we learn and on the bigger picture of life itself, is seen as a luxury, not essential, you can get by without doing any of that, and it’s kind of weird if you do it as practice.
If we took time to rest, reflect and play, then…
- We might be present to each moment of life, to enjoy life to the fullest.
- We might prioritise what makes us happy.
- We might glean insights through reflection that lead to groundbreaking ideas.
Can you imagine?