When you get up in the morning you have a choice. You can look forward to the day ahead, or you can dread it. And much of that choice depends on how much you like what you’re getting ready to do for the next 16 hours before it’s time to hit the hay again.
Of course we’re not going to love everything we end up doing during the day (I don’t know many of us that look forward to cleaning the bathroom), but you should be able to find some things to look forward to. And the more of that you can work into your life, the more fulfilled and happy you’ll be.
Love What You Do For A Living
Is your job something you look forward to, or something you dread? If you’re not having fun and enjoy what you’re doing, it may be time to look into a career change. Sure, there will be bad days now and then, but most of the days should not fill you with dread on the way to work.
No amount of money is worth being miserable. It’s hard to enjoy life and love who you are when you hate much of what you’re doing each day. Instead find something you can get behind and be passionate about. Make a living while making a difference and fulfilling your purpose in life.
Even if you absolutely hate your current position, at least the pay can move you toward to your goals or one step closer to a job you actually like. Just changing your frame of mind might make the current situation a little more bearable.
Do What You Love Around The House
Our home holds special place in our heart. It’s our safe place, where we raise our kids and rest our head at night. It should be a place we enjoy spending time in. It should be a property we are proud to own something we enjoy taking care of. In other words, our home should be our sanctuary.
Take a look around you. What do you love about your home? What don’t you love particularly? What can you do about that?
Start small, but start to improve your surroundings. Moving into your dream house overlooking the ocean may not be an option right now, but you can paint your living room walls and hang up a pretty beach painting. Turn your home into a place you love.
Do What You Love – a.k.a. Hobbies
Even if you are in a situation where you can’t do much about your job or your house, there are other ways to incorporate what you love into your day. Find something you enjoy doing. It could be gardening, curling up with a good book, playing golf, photography, knitting… it doesn’t matter what it is as long as it is something you love and enjoy. In other words, find a hobby and make sure you make some time for it in your busy day and week.
I have a goal of spending more time camping and hiking, perhaps even going full time in an RV. So each day, I’m plugging along in my daily job and working on this blog until it happens.
Whatever you want to do more of, it it’s something that really lights a fire for you, I’ll be rooting for you.
Hope this helps.