Enjoyment is Limited to Leisure time and not in Work

The typical perception of a worker is that of a person who is preoccupied with earning a living. His motivation for work is based on necessity rather than interest. This is supported by images in the media of workers in Kuala Lumpur’s busy commercial district, who are typically taciturn and in a hurry. However, this may not be a complete picture of a Malaysian worker.

Better problem solving, a stronger work ethic, and increased creativity are all benefits of leisure and playtime. Aside from improving work performance, quality leisure time has been shown to improve overall psychological and cognitive well-being, physical health, and quality of life.

Everyone, without a doubt, enjoys his or her leisure. After all, if you work a stressful job from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, leisure in the form of a relaxing dinner, a game of squash or tennis, or even a karaoke session can be extremely relaxing. Leisure allows one to relieve the stress that comes with being bombarded with deadlines and never-ending projects. Thus, unwinding after a long day’s work would be greatly appreciated and enjoyed.

Furthermore, leisure is always a social event, allowing friends and family to get together for fun. Such time spent not only allows you to stay in touch with the people who are important in your life, but it also reaffirms ties that are essential to maintaining satisfying relationships. When you feel the warmth and love encircling you at such gatherings, your self-esteem is boosted.

Even if you don’t do anything particularly social, preferring instead to read a good book or do some handiwork, it’s a welcome diversion from the monotony of working life. That, in and of itself, is a welcome change from the hassle of juggling work schedules and adjusting to the various temperaments of coworkers. As a result, it is undeniably true that we enjoy our leisure. However, it is not true that we do not enjoy our jobs.

After all, some people pursue careers in fields of personal interest. This could range from the thrilling, such as scuba diving, to the mundane, such as banking. As a result, people may enjoy their jobs because they have chosen to pursue their interests as working adults. A sports fanatic could work as a sports promoter in a state or country and truly enjoy it as a job.

Furthermore, work entails group dynamics. As a result, if you have good relationships with your coworkers, it is similar to having social gatherings with friends and family. Indeed, many people have formed long-lasting relationships with coworkers who have gone on to become close family friends. As a result, work does not have to be unpleasant.

According to recent survey results, workplace leisure behavior can boost employee motivation while having no negative effects on work. When leisure time in the workplace exceeded 40% of total work hours, there was a significant negative correlation between leisure time and productivity.

Work can be enjoyable because it provides a sense of accomplishment. At work, we are constantly challenged to do our best, and overcoming that challenge is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment in and of itself. As a result, it is not entirely accurate to say that we do not enjoy our work, but only our leisure. Indeed, it is a fact of life that humans are extremely resilient and adaptable, and as a result, they will find enjoyment in whatever they do, whether it is work or leisure.