At work is fine as long as it doesn’t become your entire life

There are 168 hours in any given week and sadly we spend over 40 of them at work – or on overcrowded roadways trying to get to and from work.

Didn’t you ever wonder where this working five days straight and off for two business first started? I’m sure if I did a little digging online I could find that out. But truthfully, I’m tired from working almost nine-hour days lately – maybe on my two days off I’ll find some time.

I of course realize the importance of employment. It helps pay for things like a roof over your head and food in your refrigerator. But it also costs you something to – your time.

These days so many of us are spending even more time at work, which means less quality time at home. We walk through the front door tired and weary and in no mood to do anything but sit in front of the television and veg out. It’s a habit that becomes addictive and before you know it, you’ve become what is known as a couch potato.

I myself need to get back into a routine where you leave what happened at work at the door and spend your night doing something you enjoy whether that’s reading a book, going for a walk or just listening to some music while sipping a glass of wine.

Work is a very valuable part of our lives, but don’t ever let it become the only thing.

“The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.” – Robert Frost