The daily chatter of the world and the rat race for survival leaves almost no time for you. When was the last time, you did something because you wanted to, rather than had to? Finding time for you is a vital step towards achieving holistic and long-lasting happiness. Almost every book on life-improvement mandates it to have time for personal use. After all, you can be happy with yourself only if you know you!
Biographies of extraordinarily famous people have a recurrent theme: They did what they loved to do. It’s logically consistent that you can prosper in a field if you love every minute of your work. For ordinary people, it doesn’t work that way. Almost every one of us is stuck somewhere, where you spend 8 hours a week doing just-a-job. Passion and jobs almost never come in the same sentence (in a positive sense, of course). So, where would we find the happiness, which these class-A-people claim to have?
Yes, the answer is simple: follow your passion. It would be of course impractical to leave a stable full-time job to follow your passion. So, the initial steps would be to start following your passions part-time. Whether you like to paint, write poems, like knowing about cars or collecting stamps, follow it. Accomplishing these commercially unprofitable ventures, would increase your satisfaction towards life immensely. But, the practical side of it has some problems.
The first problem is of course, finding the balance between work and your passion. This is a crucial step and would clearly determine whether you continue with your passion or leave it midway, disappointed by your decision to start it in the first place. If you have hit the balance point, you wouldn’t be stressed while following up your passion, which would add to the enjoyment of doing it; which is what you wanted in the first place!
To start with, get to know your day. How you spend every minute of it. It isn’t difficult to do, given that most of us work on deadlines and a dry routine already. But, analyze your routine to find ‘voids’. Voids would be those 15 to 20 minutes which are un-accounted for. Say, between waking up at 6 AM and leaving for office at 8, somewhere you sit down on the couch, with your coffee and start flipping through some glossy celebrity magazine and instead of 10 minutes, it takes half an hour to get up.
Save time in such instances. Of course if your passion is following up celebrity gossip, by all means do it. You are probably on the right track already! Otherwise, use your time in a scrooge-way. Make sure that you get to give in at least 15 to 20 minutes every day to your passion. This way, at the end of the week, you would have invested almost an hour. And believe it or not, it’s a great achievement to start with.
When it comes to working on your passion, inspiration is abundant, but planning decides whether it stays a dream or becomes a reality.
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