I have been a workaholic throughout my life believing that getting more things done is the key to the next level of success. I understood that all I have to do to have a great life is to work hard and stay focused from sun up to sun down. I built restaurants, ran marathons, grew my online presence, and also grew my family. Adding more responsibilities with each passing year I now find myself tired, worn out, and depressed.
In fact I think this is the case for most of the adults. After graduating from high school or college we join the work force, climb the growth ladder, initiate a family, buy a house, and save for retirement and thus keep on piling responsibilities. From care free to stressed-out we cram our schedule in such a way that leisure and rest seem to be a luxury we can’t afford. The problem is that the reverse is usually the case.
We can’t afford a life lack of rest and margin. A hectic life ends up in depression, and it did the same for me. I appeared to be a successful individual but I was depressed from within with having ailments like high blood pressure and excessive anxiety. Bogged down by the ever increasing pressure I felt like killing myself and escape in a sly. I realized, a break from hectic life was the all I needed. But it wasn’t easy for me. I inaccurately hated leisure for years as I considered it being lazy. So, I had to do away with some mental roadblocks to be able to take rest and enjoy life.