BY OGESTAR AKPOS
What is your hobby? I mean what do you do to relax? We work a lot. From Sunday to Sunday; we are working round the clock to meet up. Do you remember that your life on earth is short? You have to maximize your time here. While there is dignity in labour, sometimes we have to identify what makes us relax and unwind.
Some people relax in the evening with a keg of palm wine, cigarette, and intake of other harmful substances. They do this quietly or in groups discussing political, economic or religious issues. They may not have all the facts but within those hours they tend to forget their troubles. While they may take this as a way to unwind, the continual consumption of these substances definitely has ripple effects in their psyche and general health status. If you are in this category, you may need a change of hobby so that you can live long enough to maximize your life here on earth.
To some folks, watching football in viewing centers, screaming at the players and acting the couch to heroes who obviously are not aware of their numerous spectators is their hobby. But, you have to watch out, so that you do not end up six feet down mother earth because of sudden heart break occasioned by the failure of your esteemed team. While relaxing at home to view you favorite club play, please remember that your family is your top priority. So, if they come to make enquiries from you please give them the needed attention so that you will not end up throwing them downstairs.
If your hobby is to read novels especially thrillers; you have to ensure that you grab all the grammatical accuracy and the rich language in the novels you read.
Thank God for the global advancement in technology, some people do unwind while watching movies on their mobile devices, PCs, and television via satellite stations. However, as you unwind be mindful of your status; mother, father, daughter or son. As a mother while you are being entertained by captivating series from zee world and African magic, remember to pay attention to your domestic responsibilities so that you will not end up like the woman who smashed her son on the wall for daring to interrupt her while glued to a zee world series or burn down the house because you have neglected the kitchen duties just so that you can complete watching a scene.
Various social media platforms such as faceboook, twitter, Instagram, etc, are now avenues for stress release. However, you must take control of how, when and the volume of time you glue yourself to the aforementioned platforms. It is very important to relax but you must do so with caution. As the saying goes “too much of everything is bad”