Friday, September 11, 2009

Work Time, Play Time

Which is more important?

Work time is when your brain is at its best, and you are solving problems, directing others, and working "up to your potential". Reach for the heights!!!

Play time, or relaxo time, is my favorite time. I'm at the point where I truly enjoy the diversion from work, when I can spend time with family and friends and not have to worry about doing or saying the wrong thing. Don't get me wrong, play time is when I make most of my mistakes, because I let my guard down and go with the flow. Is it worth it? Do you enjoy spring without winter? Or if you have summer all year 'round, do you turn into a Real Housewife of OC?

I think, sometimes, that we don't enjoy play time without work stress. I think I've mentioned this before, but I think we need the yin and yang, the positive and negative, of the stress from work and the enjoyment of non-work. I think that's why I enjoy my gym time, and my time away on weekends so much. It's kind of like the old New England gritty personality can't enjoy summer without enduring winter. But I love winter. And I love summer. So there.

Right now, our Boston summer is going out with a big whimper. Cool, rainy and chilly. I was hoping that we were having a belated summer, and we would reap the hot weather benefits big time in September, but so far, that's not been the case. I was cold all day in the office. Time to put away the sandals and cropped pants? I am afraid so, but I'm not ready for wool. Yet. I amready to head to Walmart and buy a little heater for under my desk. Hope I don't cause it to shoot sparks like the last one!