Organizing the Inside 365 Days

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Organizing the Inside – Day 252 Set Aside Time For Fun

9What do people really get for all their hard work? 10I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. 11Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. 12So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. 13And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God. Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 (NLT)

Are you driven?
If you are like many entrepreneurs, leaders and busy women I know, you understand the importance of cutting loose from time to time. However, if you’re driven and end up working late into the night, often unintentionally, here’s a quick word about having fun. He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. Proverbs 10:4 (KJV) Surely there is nothing wrong with having drive and hard work has its rewards – agreed.  Since you are so driven and goal oriented, perhaps you’ll need to pencil in your fun time.

Having fun is important to your overall sense of well-being.
The intense on-going stress cause by a heavy workload will eventually take its toll, unless you learn to lighten your load. Sometimes acting silly or cracking a joke with coworkers is all that is needed to relieve some tension. Consider those things that make you laugh and find ways to merge them into your every-day-life. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Proverbs 17:22 (NLT) Studies show that laughter helps decrease stress hormone levels, strengthen the immune system, and lower blood pressure. There is a long list of health benefits associated with laughing and having fun.

Make a list of at least seven things that are fun for you.
Some activities on your list will be with family and friends, and some will be things for you to do alone. Make sure that at least a few times a week if not daily you are having fun. The best fun to have is spontaneous, but hey, if that’s not your thing, “having fun” the list will support your efforts to change. Some people are just naturally funny and having fun is second nature, great for them they likely take themselves a lot less seriously. Those of us who are just a bit more stiff under the collar ought to spend time with those friends who really know how to make us laugh. You know your own work/life habits and you know whether you need to schedule fun time or if it will spontaneously occur throughout the day. Whichever works, the important thing to remember is to make time to have fun. For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NLT)

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4 Comments»

  emmalmoore wrote @

Thanks for this encouraging words of advice. I learned a long time ago that there is nothing or no job important enough to kill yourself over. God knows best. We should take Him at His word.

  Liz Mason wrote @

Hey there Emma! I appreciate your wisdom. You’re right, there is always tomorrow and if there is no tomorrow, it’s because we are in eternity with Christ. Thanks for stopping by, so glad to hear from you.

  Author of Christian Comfort & Conversation wrote @

Amen. It is funny because God just embedded in my heart to share to His people that He laughs, He is not always so serious. Thank you Lord.

A Woman After God’s Own Heart ♥

  Liz Mason wrote @

Shenine,
Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously. When we are so heavenly minded that we aren’t much earthly good we cheat others out of what God can do for them through us. God definitely has a sense of humor and the gift of laughter is one for us to enjoy. Always so great to hear from you. Thanks for being there.


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