A good lifestyle and bad lifestyle are not synonymous. People often say that one is all about the business while the other is all about the family. Although both are important in any way, the latter is somehow ignored more often than the former. In fact, people who lead busy, noisy, stressful lives are at a much higher risk of getting lung cancer.
Young graphic designers have been in a constant war with corporate employers for the past few years, especially regarding health issues. The youth are often tortured with stress from work that causes them to disregard good eating habits and exercise. This is a very dangerous scenario that many experts agree is a contributing factor to the rise in lung cancer among young designers.
Graphic designers often say that they don’t take good care of themselves. They go through the daily grind of working long hours without a break. In many cases, they live out of their own homes. It would be nice to say that there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel but often times we never see it. Young designers are very aware of the need to eat right and get enough rest to recharge for the next day’s work. Sadly, this does not always happen.
One thing that all good designers have in common is that they are all too aware of their environment. Andrew Lincoln, the owner of Napa Valley Pottery says, “I’m a very obsessive compulsive eater. I’ll call load myself before going to bed. I’ll drink six or seven mugs of wine before I go to the office.” Many young designers are like Andrew Lincoln and are so obsessed with the way they look and the way they smell that they forget about the impact their actions have on their bodies.
Another great thing that we can learn from the graphic design and art world is that we can all do better. This is why so many of the folks from the Netherlands are able to make such amazing creations. The thing is that the younger generation doesn’t really know what to do with their creativity. They are afraid that someone is going to laugh at them and that they will be labeled as a hack. The truth of the matter is that there are many artists that are hackers and there are many artists that just plain crank out some beautiful work.
As far as having a good lifestyle and bad lifestyle goes, this really depends on your point of view. If you are a good person, then you have nothing to worry about. Life is good. On the other hand, if you are someone who thinks that life is actually hard then maybe having a bad lifestyle is more of an issue. It is about knowing when to quit and knowing what to quit doing. You should always be thinking of the bright future that you are looking at.
Now there are people who are workaholics and there are people who don’t have jobs. What is the difference between the two? Workaholics sit around all day long thinking about how they are going to get that promotion or their next job and they never stop working. Whereas on the other hand, if you don’t have a job, then you don’t have to work. You can sit around all day long but you won’t make any money.
Now this is where it gets interesting because the workaholic might be a good person because he has enough money to go ahead and buy everything that he wants. But he has a very bad lifestyle because all he sees in the mirror is the struggle of trying to make ends meet. He has the wrong goals and he isn’t working towards any of them. Whereas if you aren’t a workaholic, then you probably don’t have any problems with your financial situation. You just might have a lot of debt and that could be the reason why you haven’t been getting ahead financially.