I’m a firm believer that business days are only business days once a year. That’s how they do business. The other days are for family, friends, and hobbies.
I know, I know. You’d think that since we are business people, we’d think about the rest of the week when we’re running our companies. It seems to be the rule of thumb for most people, but it’s also the exception. There is an exception to the rule of having a work day.
In business, business days are the days where we make decisions, move money, and do other business related things. So when you look at business days, you’re not only looking at the days we need to take care of business but also the days it is best to rest and enjoy the rest of our lives.
We spend most of our business days doing things we love (or hate) doing. It’s the rest of our lives that is often seen as the boring part of the day. It seems that most people are either completely okay with this or they are okay with being bored for the majority of the day.
This is why we love a good vacation. It’s not just about how much money you make, how you can relax with friends, or how much fun you can have at the beach. It’s also about how much time you have to enjoy life. We’ve all heard the old saying “You can’t get into heaven unless you have been there.” Sure, that’s true.
We are all so very thankful that we are in a time of great abundance. We are lucky to be alive and even more lucky to be able to make a living at what we do. The problem is that we are also so very busy. We have to learn to be present for each moment in our lives.
Its nice to be able to have time for ourselves, but if we are always rushing, busy, and stressed, then our mind and body become an overworked tool that can’t do the things we really want to do. Instead, it uses the time we do have to fill in the gaps and build the “stuff” we need for the day, week, month, and year that comes next.
This is a good point. We are also so very busy. We don’t have enough time to do that which we really want to do, and that’s okay, because we can always get out of the way and do other things we enjoy.
So how do our busy days get done? The answer is we take a break. We take a day to relax, go for a walk, or watch a movie, or just sit in a quiet room. As it turns out, a day is not just a day. There are days we work, we relax, we go to the gym, we do our work for one hour, and then we play with our kids for five.
It’s not just a day is a day, it’s a whole week. It’s not just a day that you have to work. It’s a whole week that you have to relax, and play with your kids, and take a walk, and do all that stuff. We have to do all that stuff because we have to work.