I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and were able to get some things done for YOU! Mine was spent reading, writing, sleeping, watching the tennis and taking various pills and potions to help my teeth recover.
Today I bring you the first post in a series regarding ‘work-life balance’. Work is such an integral part of our lives that it really should be something that we enjoy however this is unfortunately not possible for everyone. So in this case it is super important that your time outside of work is spent doing things you love. But finding what you love, what you are passionate about is not always easy. Just because your friends love playing tennis doesn’t mean that you will and nor should it. You need to find something that you love, something that you are passionate about. I have tried a range of various hobbies… sports, travel, burlesque, short courses to find my passion… some I’ve loved, some I haven’t. But if it doesn’t mesh with you, don’t force it. But be part of it.
I recently read this great post by Marie Forleo about finding your passion. The crux of the post is saying that you need to be in the fray, get in and amongst it. It is not until you actually try something that you will find out if you are really passionate about something or not. Sarah Wilson, another of my favourite bloggers also talks a lot about being in and amongst it, being in the mess of it all.
Life should be an adventure. Try something out and see if it’s for you. If it is, make it a priority and incorporate it into you daily life and into your working life if possible. If not, treat it as an experience and move on. Move onto your next adventure, your next love, your next passion, your next excitement.
Work and life should both be fun, once you figure out how you can have that fun or what fun means to you, work on how you can integrate it into all area’s of your life.
Right now, I am loving reading new and inspiring books, especially business ones. As some of you may have picked up on, I am in the process of setting up my own little venture but I won’t reveal it all now. I am also working on a novel, some travel plans and of course trying to work out my career, if that is at all possible. But this year I would love to spend some more time being creative, creating canvasses of artwork, re-designing clothes from the op-shop, travelling and taking some short courses. I plan to make those my mess, my be in it, my passion.
What do you want to achieve? What will be your priority this year?
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