For many (if not most) people, having to work for money in a job they don’t like is a problem.
If this is not a problem for you, then you can stop reading.
If you are keen to resolve this, the real question to ask yourself is:
What would you do if you didn’t have to work?
I mean, if you had open and free days, what would your day look like?
- What time would you wake up?
- What would you do first thing?
- What would you have for breakfast (if anything)?
- Would you meet with friends? And do what?
- Would you stay at home and work on a creative project?
- Would you exercise?
- Would you meditate?
- Would you drink yourself silly?
- Would you go out and about seeing new places?
- Would you volunteer your time to help people in need?
- Would you strive to learn something new?
- Would you set yourself up to watch the sunset?
How would you wind down and prepare for your next perfect day?
You probably have more than one passion. So if you can clearly set out what your perfect day would be, you can start to apply just one thing – and keep doing it consistently.
At least, this is what I’m attempting.
The problem is a lot of (again, maybe most) people can’t give a specific answer.
It’s a simple question: What do you want?
But it can often be the most difficult to answer.
It needs to be specific.
If you can’t be specific, then any free time that does come your way will most likely be spent lazing around watching cat videos or ‘recovering’ in some form or another.
I get it – I’ve fallen into that slump just as much as anyone.
Something I’ve (re)realized recently, though, is to get anywhere close to resembling your perfect day, you need to start somewhere, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant.
For me, this is simply getting out of bed, as an early riser. I’m not saying that this then guarantees smooth sailing, but it definitely does chip away at internal resistance.
For you, it might be something completely different – or the opposite.
If you feel like your time is being raped, choose one thing – no matter how small – to possibly start to un-fuck yourself.
Then continue moving forward from there.