Ecclesiastes 3:22 - So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?
But what if it is only Wednesday? What if you need to push yourself to just get through the day? Why is that so bad? Because life isn’t just about pushing through to get to the weekend. When you do that, you may find in the process that you’ve forgotten to enjoy today even if it is a work day. No, it’s not Saturday. It’s not Sunday. But today.
Our society has us on the fast track to success, thinking that the only way that we are doing something important is to travel down the highway of your life going ninety miles an hour. Isn’t there are better way?
Don’t lose heart. There are things that you can do to enjoy each day. What are some tips to enjoy your week and not just push through to the weekend? Jamiemendell.com has some suggestions in their article, “14 Ways to Make Your Work Week Feel More Like the Weekends,” such as taking yourself out to lunch to change your routine and getting up thirty minutes earlier than normal to sit with a cup of coffee in bed and read a book for pleasure or the newspaper.
With a few adjustments, you can create weekdays to enjoy instead of living your life for the weekends.
Even God puts an emphasis on enjoying your work in the Bible. King Solomon spent time examining life to find out what was meaningless and meaningful. He saw that it was good for a person to enjoy their work, because this was the lot that God had set out for us. We can try to find ways to enjoy our work instead of dreading it, even if it’s a tough job to like. Let’s escape the demands of just pushing through life and find ways to be happy all week long instead.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.