Realising how making money seems like the most important thing to do. We all need the money and in school, we were given the tools in preparation for how making that money. I was all eager to get out there and start earning a living. But, the truth is, making money is important, but it’s not the most important thing in life. Making money is wondrous but the problem is, many people are beginning to believe it’s all that matters.
Nigerians do not take adequate rest or engage in enough recreational activities, especially those living in metropolitan cities like Lagos; from long hours at work, in traffic congestion, late-night arrival at home, stress-induced insomnia, short periods of sleep and early rising. Rest, relaxation or recreation becomes the least of their list of priorities.
People get preoccupied with making money that they forget to get enough rest needed for optimal performance. I have watched people forget about the little joys of life since moving to Lagos.
I have seen people become robots going through the motions of everyday life, not bothering to get some rest. It can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, taking out time for family and friends, or having fun in the hustle and bustle of a typical metropolitan city. It could be that you are in school, you may be a working-class individual or even a family person, attending to the needs of your immediate family, without giving as much time and devotion towards taking care of yourself or giving yourself a treat.
Yes, I know some people think sleeping is resting and relaxing. Yet, sleep and rest are different in that one who is about to go to sleep will have to be in a restful state first. That is why it’s important to get involved in restful activities that will not only restore your minds, but will put you in a restful state and help you get even better sleep. Also, using sleep as the only way to rest is monotonous.
The fact that so many people are ignorant of the dangers of a monotony life is worrisome because in my work, I’m coming in contact with people from different walks of life and I have seen the dangers. Going to work or school daily, returning home to sleep and repeating this same routine every day is perilous. After months or years of these routines, life takes on a dull, greysameness which leads to boredom, depression, eventual low work performance and so on.
So if you’re wondering, ‘can you break free of the monotony of life’? Yes, you can!
The USM Company presents to you the opportunity to enjoy yourself at their live show, tagged the USM SHOW.
The show is to be hosted by the award-winning and influential actress, Ufuoma McDermott on the 27th of July 2019. Ever heard of a cabaret? The USM show will entertain guests with various theatrical performances modelled after a cabaret.
It includes all forms of performances such as dance, music, song, recitation, and drama, to be performed live and on stage. What makes the performance unique is the venue, which is a stage at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites.
“Last year, the maiden edition of the show, tagged ‘The Magic of dream’, recorded a huge success and aroused interest that we decided to host the second edition this year,” McDermott said.
The theme for this year’s edition, but, relates to female empowerment, a trending issue in Nigerian society today. It is a night dedicated to you and the goal is to entertain you and help you break up the monotony of life.