Do what you love, love what you do
We all know that our work is a large part of our lives. Many of us invest accordingly, with designations, courses, training and ongoing learning. It may not occur to us to approach our personal lives with the same focus.
Invest in yourself
Are you generally happy? Are you dissatisfied? Frustrated? Angry? Do you struggle with a sense of purpose? Live every day as though it matters.
What does your typical day involve? Look at your personal or non-work time. What do you do with it? What hobbies and interests do you want to develop? What habits do you want to stop? What would happen if you interpreted dissatisfaction, malaise, anger (insert other negative states of mind/emotion), as a signals to try something different?
When we’re tired and juggling responsibilities it’s easy to drift into auto-pilot. Pay attention instead. What thoughts dominate your internal dialogue? What types of people do you interact with? What activities do you do? What hobbies or interests do you want to develop? Everything we spend time on is our personal investment. What do these investments bring you?
Change doesn’t have to be sudden and dramatic. Try introducing one new thing to the mix. What have you wanted to do but never found the time? Start by investing some time, even a few minutes, to these new pursuits. Move in the direction of what you want.
All we really have are moments. Spend them purposefully and you’ll see the results you want.
You can live every day doing what you love. Maybe not all day every day — at first, anyway. Develop conscious choices and your time spent doing what you love will grow. One day you’ll wake up contented, for seemingly no reason at all.
That’s a good life, baby.