Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
“I am not feeling well. Maybe I should take a break” said Rahul.
“You are used to working hard. No-one can tell you to stop so maybe it is time to take a break. Even your family are afraid to tell you because you are so used to responsibility” commented Nalini.
“Well, thank you for telling me and I will make up my mind to get up late and just get used to eat, drink and sleep!” said Rahul.
“You are lucky you did not get a heart attack. Just slow down and read a book.
I am sure you have plenty of books to read so enjoy yourself” said Nalini.
“I always told myself that I have no time to waste but now I know that I am not special and that it is time I took care of myself” said Rahul.
“If only everyone thought like you and addressed their health issues in time we would be a healthy nation” chimed in Pradeep who was a student of Psychology.
“You are right. I think that many of us are workaholics and devote time away from the homefront. Who knows? Maybe our families too would benefit if we spent time at home. I am used to doing overtime and always told myself that we needed the money. We always need money but time at home is also of value” said Rahul.
“Perhaps you should ask your wife what kind of help she needs at home. Maybe the garden needs weeding or you could sweep the compound” suggested Pradeep.
“Maybe I should consult others and lead a better life” said Rahul.