Tuesday, August 08, 2006

To Work or Not to Work

That is the question. Today we met at school to continue our planning for the upcoming year. There is no doubt that by working now we are saving ourselves a lot of effort later, but still, summer is only going to last a few more weeks. I could go in tomorrow and get a whole slew of useful and important things done, but would I be better off sitting on my bottom in the backyard? Tough to say for sure (I know that’s a fragment, but I just couldn’t help myself). The Stop and Smell the Roses Crowd (SSRC for short) would definitely say that a sunny day should never be spent inside, and besides stress is bad for you. Then again their own argument can be used against them. The Nose to the Grindstone Crowd (maybe I should call them The Deferred Gratification Crowd?) would probably argue that stress IS bad for you and that is why I should go to work and save myself from future stress. What do you think? Is it better to get your sunshine even if it costs you later? Or should more people get on with IT to avoid pressure down the line?


Anonymous said...

Is it possible to compromise and do a little of both? I definitely think you should take advantage of the sunshine, but I also know how it's possible for future work to cast a cloud on present pleasure.
Maybe a juggling act can give you the best of both worlds?


deborah said...

Go with your instinct.

If you have no energy/enthusiasm to work, will you spend half your time looking longingly out the window? Will there be a rainy day perfect for putting in a little indoor overtime in the future?

Besides, according to readers digest, Vitamin D created from sunshine significantly reduces risk of cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. hmmm... guess what my instincts are saying. :-)

Anonymous said...

Work is over-rated....