I am going to start off by saying something that you’ve probably thought about before but didn’t want to answer. If you don’t enjoy your job then what is the point of doing it? If your part of the lucky minority where you actually love your job and enjoy getting up and going to work everyday then this post won’t resonate much with you. On the other hand if you are like most Americans, then you probably dread going to work or there is a good chance your career isn’t going as planned. Are you a stay at home parent? Have you been feeling like you have been in a rut in general? If any of these situations hold true then keep reading this post. We’ve all been there and there is a solution.
Find something you truly love to do! Pursue this interest with the passion that comes along with enjoying something. This can be something as simple as riding a bike or working on your car. It doesn’t matter what the activity it just matters that you enjoy it and you spend time each week doing it. I do in my free time that bring me joy. As a personal trainer, many of my clients fit the standard definition of success in terms of being financially successful. When it comes to being what I call spiritually or personally successful, some of these clients are still struggling to attain it. I see this quite often actually… clients that are so busy thinking about work or performing work tasks, they never stop to actually think about themselves. I sometimes ask them when was last time they actually thought about how they were feeling emotionally and physically.
Human beings weren’t built to be working on computers for long periods of time or running around stressed out all day from work or the pressures of everyday life. We have paid a price for becoming more technically than spiritually in tune. Today’s norm’s in society go against our inherit nature so it’s vitally important to find something to offset this constant and many times unnoticed or unidentified way of life. When is the last time you just stopped what you were doing and actually took the time to notice your breath and your surroundings? When is the last time you simply just had a sense of gratitude for being alive or thanked God for being alive? It’s important to remember to stop, breathe and take the time to be grateful for what you have in life. It’s sounds simple but it’s important and I promise you…it will make a difference in your life.
Finding something you enjoy on a regular basis is a great way to help you cope with everyday life and can also help you rediscover your connection to your inner self. As we become older doing things we enjoy becomes therapeutic in a sense because life can be so stressful. Go fly a kite, go ride on one of the many bike trails in Dallas, go write a book, go meditate I don’t care but find something you enjoy and pursue. If your unsure of what moves you then I’ll ask you this…. what do you think about a large percentage of your time. Whatever it is find a way to turn it into a hobby and long term try and turn it into a career. The point is if you enjoy it then it’s not work even if it is work. It’s this enjoyment of the activity that becomes psychologically therapeutic. Life is beautiful people don’t forget that while your running around all day…… stop and take the time to acknowledge yourself and get more joy out of life we all need it.