Leisure often gets a bad reputation. These days it is common for people to wear their busyness as a badge of honour. Often, we take pride in our ability to work longer, sleep less and achieve more. We have become slaves to our packed schedules, to-do lists and cell phone notifications. We are accustomed to sacrificing our health and well-being to stay ahead.
But leisure is not an act of self-indulgence or laziness; it is a time for rejuvenation, joy and rest. The Ancient Romans defined Otium as a purposeful pause, a time to reconnect with our body, mind, and soul so that we have the vitality to show up for what matters most to us. This intentional approach to leisure allows us to refuel so we can give our best to the world.