Why Labor Day is so Important for your Health

Labor Day…

What a relief! Isn’t it great that our country gives us a day of rest? It instills a healthy rhythm in us. It reminds us that all good work deserves to be recognized. It speaks of the need for balance in our lives.

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Take some time today to reflect on your work. Congratulate yourself and your team for your accomplishments! We have a tendency to stress and fret to finish a project only to stress and fret about the next one. This causes us to feel like we have an unending to do list that never seems to get done.

But what if we create an ACCOMPLISHED list? What if we celebrate what we have done and the progress we have made? This will foster fulfillment and give us motivation, vision, and joy for the work that is ahead.

We encourage you to begin implementing this in your life. Starting today, make a list or write a song or tell someone you love about the amazing accomplishments you have made! It will create a healthy view and attitude towards your work.

And as you reflect, here are some great quotes about instilling a healthy work-life balance and finding meaning in the work that you do. Let them encourage and inspire you!



“Rest is not a place I collapse into when I’ve finally done enough work — it’s the starting place... What if we began in rest? Would it be possible to do my work without getting all wound up or collapsing?” -Alan Falding, An Unhurried Life

“Work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental, and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God.” -Dorothy Sayers, Creed or Chaos

“Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.”
- Simon Sinek

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."  - Lily Tomlin

"Most people chase success at work, thinking that will make them happy. The truth is that happiness at work will make you successful.”  -Alexander Kjerulf

“[Work] should be looked upon- not as a necessary drudgery to be undergone for the purpose of making money, but as a way of life in which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight and so fulfill itself to the glory of God” -Dorothy Sayers, Creed or Chaos

"Whether you take a walk in the park, get a massage or [take] a hot bath, it's important to always set aside an hour a week to do something for yourself," Mark Feldman, VP Marketing at Stynt

"Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices."     - Betsy Jacobson

“The habit of thinking about work as something one does to make money is so ingrained in us that we can scarcely imagine what a revolutionary change it would be to think about it instead in terms of the work don. It would mean taking the attitude of mind we reserve for our unpaid work-- our hobbies, our leisure interests, the things we make and do for our pleasure-- and making that the standard of all our judgements about things and people. We should ask of an enterprise, not “will it pay?” but “is it good?”; of a man, not “what does he make?” but “what is his work worth?”; of goods, not “can we induce people to buy them?” but “are they useful things well made?”; of employment, not “how much a week?” but “will it exercise my faculties to the utmost?” -Dorothy Sayers, Creed or Chaos

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.”     - Arianna Huffington

"Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."    - Dolly Parton

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.”     - Heather Schuck

 

ENJOY THIS DAY! Rest, play, relax, and enjoy the fruit of all the hard work you have done! Thank you for making your contribution to this world. It is needed!

Much love,

The team at Health in Balance