Ecclesiates 3:1 – To all things there is an appointed time, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
Striking a balance between fun and focus can be a herculean task. Sometimes we prioritize work/school and focus solely on results/grades/achievements, forgetting the real world out there for us to explore and have fun. On the contrary, some give little attention to school/work because they believe their social life trumps every aspect of their lives.
Problems arise when one neglects other important areas of his/her life. You may lose friends and family if you preoccupy yourself with school/work but may also be taken less seriously if you largely focus on fun. These areas, if not balanced, will negatively influence your success and happiness. Balance between focus and fun is key to a happy successful life.
At a very young age, I was made to understand that a child educated only at school is an uneducated child. The advice I received still echo in my head – “As you pass through the school; try and allow the school to pass through you.”
Fun, including personal relationships, is essential to one’s general health, wellbeing and optimal functioning. The health of your focus/fun balance depends on the quality of your relationships.
If you have been opportune to be part of a Sports team, you’d notice every coach sets aside days for his team to socialise and bond together. In Ecclesiastes 9:7, King Solomon implored Christians to have a little fun, “Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.” Teachers also advice their students to take some time off and have fun to refresh their minds, lower their stress levels and renew their focus.
Emotions have a huge effect on an individual’s health – whether physical, mental or social health. Emotional wellbeing can affect your academic, professional and personal success.
It is important to set goals and be passionate about them but we need to balance all kinds of things in our lives. Before you can be the real you, you ought to have a balanced life. Finding a balance in everything that you do allows you to live a balanced life and enjoy the best of both worlds.
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4 Replies to “Finding Balance Fun and Focus”
It’s very vital to strike a balance, but it’s not that easy to. I think the best way to strike a balance is having fun in what you do, cos “fun” means different things to different people some like Ronaldinho had fun while working (playing football) so iin my own opinion we all have our own definition of “fun”, I stand to be corrected if anyone thinks otherwise.
Of course it is very hard to strike a balance and we all have different definitions of fun but we all know when something is missinf in our lives.
Surely, the balance is indeed necessary.
The process starts by defining both. Fun isn’t easy to define. Focus is.
Fun is easy to do. Focus isn’t.
That has been the hard side of striking a balance.
Good take on the subject.
Thank you for your reply. Truly, focus is easier to define than fun. Maybe that’s where the problem lies.