Do you get up every day with a list of expectations for yourself, the people in your life and the world around you? Lately I’ve been taking time to consider my expectations of the world and think about what they might be and what I really want out of my life. Part of it has to do with the passing of a family friend, part of it has to do with the hate I’ve been seeing some people share, and part of it has to do with wanting more out of life because life’s really not worth wasting.
This month one of the things we’re talking about is the topic of fun and I think fun has an important role to play in making sure we make the most of our lives. It can be both a motivator of encouraging us to get the work done so we’ve got the resources to have fun as well as one to make the time to have that fun and take time off as well. We do have an expectation of making sure we care for our families, and I think it’s an important one to uphold. There are people around the world who don’t make decisions in light of how it will affect the people who matter the most to them. But in the same conversation we do have a responsibility to be part of our loved ones lives, and not at work all the time trying to provide for them.
So what’s a person to do? If you’re at work working tons of hours because you’re not making enough per hour/day to support your family, it’s time to upgrade and update your skill set. If you’re at work all day because you work on a fantastic cause, it’s time to get some new people involved. If you’re at work all the time because you don’t want to be with your family, it’s time for a serious evaluation of and conversation about your life. If you’re spending all your time on fun and avoiding the work there must be a reason why. Maybe it’s because you really don’t enjoy your work, or maybe simply because reality hasn’t smacked you yet. Whatever the case is I encourage you to take a look at your expectations for your life present and future and see if where you’re at and how your days currently go line up with that expectation.