Are you stressed out? Do you feel depressed to see your life gong nowhere? You get irritated on extremely trivial matters?
This is the story of many working millennial and don’t think you are alone in this. This problem is not restricted to any age, creed or geography. A number of people have to do which they normally don’t like to do. But, you need to earn a living and look after your family and yourself. It is extremely difficult to live life without a paycheck.
But, step back and think. What are the hurdles to picking up your passion and working on it. Most of the time it is procrastination. You will give me different reasons and some of them would be valid ones but the top-most reason for not picking up something you like to do is procrastination. I can shout this out as this was the case with me.
Today if you are ready to shake off lethargy and pick up your passion, the below article will serve as a guide to people who have difficulty identifying their passion.
Relive Your Childhood
The best days in your life are spent in childhood for most of us. At least the working millennial will conform this. You are under the watchful eyes of your parents and siblings. You are protected from the outside world from all sides. External dangers are always kept away from you.
It is the time when your world is without fear, the head is held high and knowledge is free. This situation is ideal for being at the top of your imagination. You did not do a perfect job then as you did not have requisite skills to do. This is quite logical at that age as you were not fully prepared to learn the skills.
As you grew older, you picked up on lot of skills but then imagination took a back seat. Do you remember any of those things which you enjoyed doing but have not done that for ages now. However, you would love to do it even if you have to steal some time in your life?
I remember that I wished to be a writer and wanted to publish a book when I was young. However, it ended up in few pages torn up as I was never satisfied with it. I did not have any hold of grammar or sentence structuring neither did I know how to word for people to read. I picked up the tricks of trade along the way but did not restart writing for a long time. Then one day my son asked me if he could be writer! It brought me back to my childhood and I restarted writing. And, it was a pleasure doing that. I could always steal sometime off my busy schedule to do what I liked to do.
You have your passion hidden in your childhood. Now you have various avenues to hone it and continue with what you dream in your childhood. That way you go back to the best phase in life once again filling you with joy. Once you are joyful, you start enjoying life and work towards your wellness.
Look Around Your Surroundings
Your own surroundings are a great place to pick your passion. Nature can be a great motivation to begin. Many things associated with nature have been picked up as passion and people have actually made a career out of it. Nature photography, growing herbal medicines, star gazing, different kinds of aroma, bird-watching etc are all inspired by nature. If somebody is doing it, he/she is surely passionate about it.
Helping the elderly or people on the streets are great community work to be picked up. People find great satisfaction in helping others. There are ways and means to do it once you pick up a passion.
Observe closely and you would surely find something to pick as your passion. And working on it will fill you with joy.
Memories to Cherish
You would surely have a few cherished memories. These come in handy when you feel distressed out. They might have gathered these memories in your growing years or even in your corporate life. You might have felt a certain pleasure in doing something or getting sometime thing in a certain way.
You would have some cherished memories in relationship. Or a pet might have given you a moment of pleasure.
Try remembering how that event led you to joy. You will certainly find something which you love to do constantly. This is your passion.
Take the Challenge
Once you pick your passion, work towards acquiring the necessary skill-sets. You might like to do analytical things but deep delve into it and learn a skill related to what you love doing. For analytical minds, learning coding would surely be a fun thing to do.
Similarly if your interest is music, music recording and editing would be great fun stuff.
The challenge is to leave procrastination behind and take the first steps. When you choose a skill arising out of your passion, learning is automated. You do things as you love doing things without worrying about anything else.
People often stumble upon picking their passions by procrastinating. Leaving your lethargy behind is a big challenge. Therefore, the first steps you take in this direction are the most important ones.
I wrote this post as a joyful life is often full of wellness. Your wellness is rooted in the brain. Filling with joy works best on your body and mind. I will be most happy to see more and more happy millennial working on their field of passion. The world surely be a much better place to live in if at least a few people are effected by this post.
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