Distraction Versus Recreation

I don’t describe myself as a hard-working man.  But sometimes I do work hard, and I do have certain responsibilities I have to keep up with, and I have a number of personal projects that I’ve put a lot of effort and time into here and there.

Sometimes, I need a break.  I need some rest for my brain.

And then I have to decide between distraction and recreation.  “Distractions” are those time-wasting things which let me idle and fritter away minutes or hours and at the end of which I’m, if anything, wearier and crankier than I was when I started.  “Recreations,” literally “re-creations,” are those things which rebuild me and recharge me.

Distractions are easier to find.  Recreations take a little more work and thought, but are much, much better for me.  I’m always happier and more refreshed after recreation, and ready to get back to work.

The choice of which to go for is usually up to me.

Hope all’s well out there, friends, and God bless.