It’s hard to not be a workaholic when you love what you do. My husband and I are both guilty of this. Let me just start off by saying that I am not referring to the type of workaholic that lets it consume their life and gets in the way of personal relationships and well-being. I’m talking more about those people that always seem to be tackling a bunch of things but still live a happy and fulfilled life.
Sure, sometimes taking on a lot is exhausting and can have very stressful times, but if you truly love what you’re doing that the scale still kind of evens out. People like myself and my husband don’t work towards this goal of free time. Do we enjoy it when it comes around? Sure, I won’t lie about that. But we’re always striving towards this goal of doing what we love rather than looking forward to a day where we don’t have to work.
Pursuing your passions, hobbies, and dreams is the best fuel for us as human beings. We don’t all need to quit our day jobs and become entrepreneurs to do that though. I feel like I’m always coming across articles with the title – How to quit your job and pursue your passion! If you have a day job you love (hell, even one maybe you don’t love so much) and it helps keep you going financially I don’t see a problem there.
Here’s the real deal with “pursuing your dreams”.
If you want them bad enough, you do whatever it takes to do them. You pursue your dreams after you clock out, on the weekends instead of going to that concert, you wake up a little early to feed yourself a hearty dose of doing what you love. We have the power of prioritizing and it’s one remarkable super power. If you relate to being a workaholic like I am, it’s because you make your passions and dreams a priority.
Find something you’ve been wanting to learn, and routine you want to start, or a goal you want to reach and start prioritizing time for it. Make it as important as eating meals. Stick to it and track your progress!
I share an inside look at all of the projects I’ve been tackling this year along with things I want to work towards in the video below.