I have this poster hanging in my closet. It reminds me to not take life to seriously. I won it several years ago by defeating a bunch of college freshmen at an 80′s trivia contest. Fortunately for me, those youngsters knew nothing about the 80′s. I’m sure none of them were even born before 1986 so to say that I slaughtered them would be an understatement. But that’s neither here nor there.
Along with Indiana Jones, Ferris Bueller was one of my childhood heroes. He was cool. He had charisma. He was smart. So smart that he regularly outsmarted his arch nemesis, assistant principal Edward Rooney. But the biggest thing that I learned from Ferris Bueller is that we need to take a day off every now and then.
Life is hard. It wears you down. Pursuing our dream and pushing towards our goals is important but doing so non stop can be harmful.
There is no shame in taking a break. Give your mind and body a chance to catch up. Let your hair down. A day off may be just what you need.
Learn a lesson from Ferris and live a little:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller