It almost goes without saying that work from another perspective could be seen as relaxation. Depending on a) the location, b) type of employment and maybe above all else c) our attitude, what we are engaged to undertake can quite easily, from a different point of view, be considered as leisure.
However, we should not fall into the trap of thinking that just because work from another perspective could be seen as relaxation it is unimportant, a trivial pursuit and so forth. We may wish to make reference to the often quoted expression: “Take your work seriously, but yourself less so.”
Being employed to use skills, intuition and time is an important matter, deserving our full attention. Just because we might actually love what we do and gain pleasure from doing it – if you have to review books I guess you can do it just as well on the beach as in an office – does not mean it is not work.
In a perfect world, we would all be working in similarly pleasing positions, giving our all as we hold onto the idea that work from another perspective could be seen as relaxation. Though it is not so for everyone.
There is no reason, for the sake of offering a new twist on the issue why relaxation from another perspective could not be seen as work. How tiring is it to grab our place by the pool, ensure the tan is even and have sufficient reading material to last a whole day on the sun lounger?
For sure it is as taxing perhaps as commuting daily, standing in line for the lift, staring in despair at the hundreds of messages to be dealt with and on and on. Before this post takes an even sillier turn, let me stop.
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