Living is an art, and we have a responsibility to enjoy it.
An artist cannot be continually wielding the paintbrush. The painter must stop at times to freshen the vision of the object, the meaning of which the artist wishes to express on the canvas.
Living is also an art. We should not become so absorbed in its technical process that we lose our consciousness of its general plan. We should pause every so often in our brushwork to reflect and refresh our vision. Having done so, we will take ourselves back to our objective with clarified vision and renewed energy.
The aphorism to stop and smell the flowers renews life . Taking a break from concentration on project brings renewed vigor when returning to it.
Have you smiled recently? If not, perhaps it’s time for a break.