It’s holiday time! Do we work or play?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

It’s holiday time! Do we work or play?The holidays are officially here and the whirlwind of countless parties, binge shopping, and forgoing any semblance of dietary moderation is spinning us around in circles!

But somewhere in the midst of the maelstrom the banalities of normality must be addressed with the same vigor as any other time of the year.

The balance between work and life always seems to lean towards making a living. Keeping the wolves at bay takes the same amount of effort in January as it does in June!

The solution is simple. We need longer days in December. A 28 or 30 hours day would allow enough time to deal with both the holidays and work.

But alas, until that happens we’ll just have to deal with the dilemma as best we can.

 

No excuses, no regrets, and no do-overs. It is what it is!

Comments (9)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

The work life balance is never easy and to me it just becomes a blur somedays. I do think being mobile has helped out quite a bit to catch up, and it is more important to turn it OFF is what I found.

Nov 28, 2013 10:53 AM
John & Shannon Cox
CALL REALTY - Mesa, AZ
THE COX TEAM

Today, we just played! Such a nice break. No shopping, either.

Nov 28, 2013 11:01 AM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Gary...

It is a blur sometimes! Thanks so much.

John...

Sounds like you had a great day! TYVM.

Nov 28, 2013 11:17 AM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Richard, we are just playing this weekend! Come Monday, it's back to a very busy schedule.

Nov 28, 2013 12:29 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

HaHa, I actually went to work today... my family doesn't EVER get to celebrate Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday in November anymore.  Someone always has to work.  This year Friday will be the day and you're right I won't be giving a hoot about healthy eating tomorrow.  I try to find some balance, but it's hard.

Nov 28, 2013 12:53 PM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Hey Richard...I have fought the not enough hours in a day issue for years and years.

I don't see a change anytime soon.

Nov 28, 2013 12:55 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I agree Richard and I am ordering a set of 30 hour days this next month.

Have a very happy thanksgiving!

Nov 28, 2013 01:01 PM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Richard - You may have hit upon something here! Can we order the extra hours in daylight as well? I miss the longer days this time of year.

Nov 28, 2013 10:30 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I took off for five days and now I am back at it for a few weeks then another week off. Some things are more valuable than work...guess that is why I am not mega-wealthy!

Dec 01, 2013 09:20 PM