I wish I had time to be happy.

@stephcjh (32327)
United States
April 7, 2008 9:11pm CST
I work too much and do not have alot of time to be happy in my life. My family and I do advance sometimes but I am too wore out to enjoy the amenities. I hope it all pays off some day though. I want to set back with my husband and my daughter some day and be happy with all that I have accomplished. Are you happy with what you have achieved so far in your life? Do you work alot to reach your goals?
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37 responses
• China
8 Apr 08
I am not a overworked person, as I know work can't be finished, but your health can be destroyed. please enjoy your life, be happy and try you best to make your family happier, wish you good luch!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Yeah. I have no time to waste right now. We have to have the money and if I miss one day, we will have less. I have to stay up with it or we will get behind. Good luck to you also.
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@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
8 Apr 08
You have to work hard to enjoy life later on. I think you need 1 day off a week. Why can't you work 6 days?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Yes. i think so too. I cannot take time off right now. We have to have the money and I have to make sure to get it to be able to take some time off this summer to cut grass and work in the yard and make time to swim with my husband and daughter. I have to get it now to be able to that.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Apr 08
Well yes and no I guess resigned is more like it. I would so like to get my writing published but I am retired and out of the work force now so must be happy with what I have and maybe try to do something new.I am elderly so what I am still alive and kicking and ready to do something different maybe.
• United States
8 Apr 08
I think you have to take the time to be happy - it doesn't necessarily mean taking time off to play - but enjoying where you are right now. On your drive to work, notice the flowers blooming, listen to music that makes you feel good. When you're with your husband or child, be fully in that moment. If you're putting off being happy until you "have the time" you'll find you'll never have the time. Life is for living and enjoying - no matter what circumstances you are in there is always some little thing that can give you pleasure. Do you really want to end up 20 years from now looking back on life knowing how much you missed? One of my favorite quotes is "Get busy living or get busy dying" In other words - live your life today.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
8 Apr 08
it will definiely pay off soe day and am sure it will be sooner than you think,but may i also tell you to take things easy?you will discover better means to earn,keep searching nd you will hit that gold pot some day until then never give up but try to relax,working hard without relaxing will wear you out quickly,dont get worn out before the wealth comes in
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I haven't been happy, truly happy in my life in a very long time it seems. Hubby works many hours and when he comes home all he wants to do is relax on the couch and watch TV. Even on his days off we really don't do anything as a family except to purchase groceries. Not a very exciting life. CJ doesn't see his Dad except for a few mins. each night before he goes to bed so when days-off come around I try to make sure he gets some 'Daddy' time even if it's just to sit in front seat of car and me in the back. Rather pathetic if you ask me but that's our life as it is for the moment.
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• Canada
8 Apr 08
Being hard worker is really good and working too much also good as it gives you money to satiesfy yourself but you have to also see the relation and family, they also need your love and time. Time passes sooo soon so manage time and give due take care of family. I work accordingly, but my sunday is for family only.
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• United States
8 Apr 08
I'm sure that things might get hectic with you, but it can't be all work and no play. You should schedule in time for play too. At least try to do something fun once a week. That is so important. Otherwise, you're going to become stressed out and I don't know if you know just how bad stress can be. It can be bad for your health and wellbeing. And if you're not healthy, how are you going to work and take care of your family? Therefore, I would strongly suggest that you try to schedule time in your calendar to have fun and relax. And the quicker, the better.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I do work a lot to reach my goals and I leave time for family too..I am happy where I am, but still strive for more each day..I hope that you can find happiness, that is what makes life worth living, having peace and joy in your life..
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
8 Apr 08
You can make time for yourself without affect your working schedule. You can hire someone for alittle money to help you do the work you were supposed to do at home like cleaning and laundry and take that time off to rest somewhere or you can even ignore laundry for a later date and go out with husband and have a nice time. It depends on you and your priorities. But work hard and save for the future where you might get rest after many years o hard work.
@wickedangel (1636)
• Dominican Republic
8 Apr 08
Oh please be happy, it doesn't take much time just a bit of positive thinking. I used to work very, very hard. Got up at 6am, went to the gym, went to work and finished around 7pm. Went to the pub with my colleagues and then sometimes cooked them some food at home after the pubs closed (after 11pm). The next day, the routine started again. In another job, I had to get there between 6.30am-7am as my boss like to do at least 2hrs of dictation before the rest of the office turned up! We did this at least 3 days a week. We would still finish after 6pm. But yes, I did reach my goal. I mixed a bit of pleasure with business. I bought a house (with a very large mortgage!) which I have now sold and bought a less expensive one in the Dominican Republic where my BF and I are now living. We have reached this goal but there will be others that stretch out in front of us... I am sure that you will look back and think of all those wonderful memories which will make you smile. Keep your chin up as we say in old Blighty!
@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
8 Apr 08
Dear stephcjh........it is all in your hands.......you should know what is your happiness. I think having a loving hubby and gift of God in form of a daughter is very important reason to be happy dear. You and me are lacking only materialistic happiness dear, but it is time that we look at real happiness that God has given us. Recently I heard a song which touched me deeply, it said.......the day will surely come when one of the partners has to go and the other one will remain behind.....and then suddenly I realised that why am I running after money all the time.....may be I spend some time with my hubby and children........stephy....time is running.....try to live happily with your loved ones now when they are with you.....I am not giving you any advice but I am trying it myself.
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@p_vadla (1687)
• India
8 Apr 08
yes, me too. Since childhood i am working very hard to reach one goal after another putting off pleasure on one pretext or the other. I am just reading some books to know what it is all about. It could be better to take life as it comes ..
@naseefu (1607)
• India
22 Oct 08
We have to do a lot of works.I think we can happy even when we are hard working. For that we have to get a job that we like to do.Then our job will become just an entertainment for us. Wish you a good and happy life.
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
15 Oct 08
Yeah, I work a lot to reach my goals. Thus, I don't even have sunday! A game, they say either a person has what it takes to play, or they don't. How well u will play, it is up to u. Maybe I will like the progress that I reach my goals. There comes a moment it is more like a game! I am sure I will play it well.
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@mariechin (428)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
When I was a kid I always wish that I am already an adult. Now that I am already an adult, it makes me think that I wish I never grow.. The key to be happy is living on each day... You worry so much about future, you'll get frustrated if you don't get what you want, But if you just do what you need to do on each day, you'll be happy accomplishing things even how simple it is. On the other hand if you think the past you'll be bitter about your failures... Maybe I suggest you should read the desiderata.... Its the poem that made me realize that true happiness can only be found on loving ourselves and be happy about our sacrifices on life...
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I know where your coming from.I sometimes take time off as I have two little ones.ButI am sometimes on the computer at night time for about 8 hours .I get to get on sometimes during the day but not as much as night when its quieter and the kids are in bed.It can get depressing at times as I try to work so hard to makes some money.I just need to start getting active referrals that way I wont maybe have to work to hard.I would love to find a way to learn more about affiliate marketing as I have heard you can make a decent income from that if you know how to do it but it takes hard work to I am sure.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
5 Jul 08
If you are too busy to be happy, then you must be spending your time doing the wrong things. I know we sometimes have to work at jobs we don't like to pay the bills, but everyone has to spend time doing SOMETHING they like - have a hobby, spend time with your family. If those things don't lift your spirits while you are doing the things you don't like, then your balance is off. You have to figure out how to shift it back. Maybe I am just lucky. I've had jobs I liked and jobs I hated, but at the end of the day, I get to come home to my little farm, surrounded by animals and happy plants, and I can't go wrong.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Reaching goals can be important. But time with family is so much more precious. One day your daughter will be off having a family of her own. Take some time off to appreciate things when you can. Work will always be there in some form.
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@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I am not happy with what I have achieved. I don't know how to get there yet either... maybe somedy!