Recently, I came across an interesting book with a curious title, The Joy of Not Working. Although it sounds like a book for retirees, it’s a book about learning how to enjoy your time off, whether you are retired, or you want to downsize and live your life less focused on work and more focused on leisure.
Leisure is a term not said with a lot of enthusiasm in the United States of America, in a culture where work and productivity are what is praised. In fact, we tend to value our lives in terms of how productive we are.
There’s this myth that as soon as people stop working, they instantly become miserable.
Ernie J. Zelinski, the author of the book, The Joy of Not Working, explains, most people become unhappy when they retire because they do not have varied interests in life.… Read More »