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Is it wrong that I value my time during off work more than my time during working hours?

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 The concept of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ is subjective at best.

There are people who absolutely love their career and the work that they do. Some will even say that they would work for free if they had to … but they are grateful for the paycheck.

Not all of us are as fortunate as that. Some of us have to work in jobs that ‘puts food on the table’ and ‘pays the bills’ but does not provide job satisfaction.

Then again, there are likely many people that aren’t happy with their time away from work either. They are just not happy people.

I personally place great value on my time off. In fact, I’m on my day off as I write this answer.

I’m near the end of a professional nursing career that has spanned four decades. My job, while paying the bills and don’t get me wrong I am grateful to have a job, provides little in the way of excitement. For me, it is having a creative outlet that has importance to me. My job stymies anything on the creative side.

How I have handled it over the years is to create a non-work life that has provided me with ample opportunities to scratch my creative itch.

I’ve been a member of Toastmasters International for over 23 years and it has provided me with enormous opportunities to be creative. This has taken me to writing self-help books, articles, on-line e-courses and public speaking/presentations.

I value my days off. I was going to say ‘non-working’ days, but the reality is that I work a lot harder on my days off, for myself, than I do at work.

So, the short answer, ‘no’ there is nothing wrong with valuing your days off from work more than your work, at least in my opinion.

I hope you have something in your life that makes your eager to get out of bed on your day off and get to work as I do.

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