As we approach this holiday weekend it’s always good to remind ourselves why we are celebrating. What is Labor Day? You hear people around labor day make the comment “don’t labor on Labor Day”….but really that’s the point. Take a break from your hard work!
Many us work way over 40 hours to reach our goals. We all work for different reasons…some work because they feel that they must do this daunting task to pay their bills, some work because they really love their work, some work to fill their time, some work because they were told they had to, and some work because they fell into something that became habit. At the end of the day working comes back to most people as something they have to do, but there is a good percentage of people out there that really have love and for some even an addiction to their work.
For anyone that knows me it is no secret as to why I work. I work because I like to. Of course I have bills to pay and I like to buy things….but I went to college because I knew that one day I wanted to find work that I was really going to enjoy. That doesn’t mean that you have to go to college to find a job or career you like but for me that was the path that made most sense. It’s a blessing that early on I decided to make work something good and positive in my life. I don’t look at Monday’s as the worst day of the week and I don’t look at Friday’s as a huge relief. This does not mean that I don’t get excited for Saturday and Sunday, and it doesn’t even mean that I don’t sometimes work on the weekends.
Work is good and good work ethic is even better but remember this labor day that even if you love your job it’s healthy to enjoy life outside of work.
Celebrate your labor day by enjoying a healthy work life balance!