Yea, I bet you are scratching your head while thinking this out. You cannot have your cake and eat it too, you say. In other words, you cannot eat your cake and keep it for another day.
But wait a moment, what if I decide to bake a giant cake and slice it into a million pieces? I will then have the privilege of eating a cake a day for a long time, probably to last a lifetime!
But Let’s Forget About the Cake, for Now!
Food aside, let us look at the same phrase in real-life application. How possible is it for you and I to balance between work and life without affecting either of them? How can you have your cake and still eat it with absolute relish?
It is no brainier we live in a mad and fast world which worships money beyond comprehension. We stay on our toes 24/7 in order to earn so that we can get by and have food on the dinner table.
As such, we wake up every morning and work ourselves to death in order to make a few pennies. Of course, there are those that make loads of cash but are still enslaved to work. They want to churn out even more dime. The routine goes on year after year until the creator takes us away.
How Then Do You Have Your Cake and Eat it at the Same Time?
The bittersweet relationship between LIFE and WORK usually demands that we opt for the latter above everything else. The challenges to survive and see the next day, at least for the global majority, is like a game of chess.
We are so easily cast to the sides if we play the wrong PAWN. As such we spend over 60 percent of our lives working!
Something to C
We can actually have your cake and eat it too without running out of steam! We only have to worry less about the cake running out and focus more on enjoying life.
What is the point of spending every day of our lives working so hard for stuff that we never get to enjoy? We build mansions, we buy the world, we are stinking rich – of course not all of us! Even with all the acquisitions, we still live miserable lives.
When we head back home, work is still the topic of discussion. When we decide to walk down the street with our lovely children, our minds are still preoccupied with work. The little fellows are disappointed by our unbelievable distraction. They never understand why.
The Tech Invasion
To compound the misery, we have embraced mobile technology to bring work even closer. An assignment that is best reserved for Monday is accomplished over the weekend because tech has made it possible.
The family has become guests in our lives because we are so busy clunking away on the keyboard or swiping our smartphones endlessly.
So What Now?
It is only after LIFE becomes important in our lives that we shall twist our WORK habits around life. It is only then we shall understand better how best to have our cake and eat it too!