Friday, July 12, 2024

Top Ten Quotes On The Importance of Relaxation and Fun

The Oxford English Dictionary defines recreation as the action of re-creating oneself by some pleasant pastime or amusement.

Do you take time out of your busy day to enjoy moments of relaxation and fun?

Many studies have shown that engaging in recreational activities increases your life satisfaction, self-confidence and well-being.

Fun and relaxation doesn’t have to take too much time. It can be as simple as taking a few minutes to read a novel, to play solitaire on the computer or even a ten minute walk around the block.   I enjoy reading the comics and watching funny cat videos on YouTube.

If you’ve gotten out of the habit of relaxation and fun, the following quotes will help motivate you to live a more balanced life:

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast-you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” -Eddie Cantor


“Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, or even joyous.” -Paul Hawken


“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”  -Sidney J. Harris


“No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.” -Dr. Joyce Brothers


“During these periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.” Fritjof Capra, Physicist


“A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” -Ovid


“A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.”  -Anonymous


“Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.” -Margaret Fuller


“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw


“For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” -Bette Howland

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