“If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.”
You don’t earn the title “father of history” for nothing. Standing alongside intellectual giants like Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides, Herodotus was the first guy we know of to break off from the Homeric herd and treat history with the rigor it deserves. His “Histories” are a seminal work in Western history, molding it into the serious academic discipline we know today. That pioneering achievement required hard work, dedication, and….relaxation. You heard right. Push yourself too hard and what do you get? Stress, anxiety, and frustration. No good work comes from that state of mind. Listen to Herodotus instead. Block off some time each day to relax and enjoy the moment. Life is too short for anything less.
Time to relax
- “It doesn’t matter if you’re a human or a bear — summer is the time to kick back, relax, hop in a hot tub, and enjoy and nice cold margarita. .” – Chill California bear enjoys margarita and nice relaxing soak in hot tub
- “I was once an avid follower of influencers. The outfits! The endless brunches!” –Why I unfollowed influencers in favor of relaxing slime content
- “Many of you have probably thrown on Netflix’s delightful three-episode fireplace series, Fireplace for Your Home, to cultivate a cozy aura around the holidays.” – Netflix’s relaxing ‘Fireplace for Your Home’ isn’t just for the holidays
- “Juliana and Pongo the pig shared in a relaxing breakfast of cereal and milk respectively before taking a nice walk down the road.” – Just A Baby Girl And Her Baby Pig Enjoying Breakfast Together
Enjoy your weekend 🙂