While trying your best to strike a balance between your 9 to 5 job and your passion, you will be experiencing a lot of hard times and struggles. If you are hardworking and engross in getting things done all the time, it will be difficult to keep that burning passion alive. I, myself, had so many frustrations in the past and made me neglect the blog site that I built three years ago. It will never be an easy task specially if you put your job at the center of your life. So, how do you break the routine and start obsessing about the things you’re passionate about?

Take a break

How can you pursue your passion if you stay for more than 12 hours at the office? Overworking yourself at work is not bad at all especially when you get paid with those extra hours you render, but, extending more than the required hours will make you exhausted by the end of the day. You will lose your creativity and motivation to write songs, paint, dance and even trying other things you love doing. Save time for yourself, and take that time off not only to gain your energy back but also to boost your confidence and creativity.

Change your habits

I used to have the habit of checking my phone in the morning, scrolling and reading posts and news that does not benefit my mental health. Even after work, I had a habit at home scrolling and chit-chatting with my friends on Facebook and Instagram without realizing the hours I wasted on social media. The best way to keep yourself busy and productive is to stay away from your social media account and disciplining yourself. Instead of checking your social media, start reading books and following your favorite artists. Checkout their habits, lifestyle and biography. This will provide you insights on how they manage their lives while pursuing their passions. You will start learning and soon enough you’ll be applying all those things you’ve learned on your own day to day activity. Remember, good habits produce good results.

Find your niche

What is exactly your niche and how do you find it? First, you need to evaluate yourself and find time to reflect on what’s making you happy and what are the things you love doing. You can start writing all the things you find interesting, skills that you’re good at and you want to learn. Second, you may seek advice from your family and friends, they will surely know what you are passionate about and what field you’re good at.

Set short-term and long-term goals

It is important to set a define long-term goals to have a benchmark and guide on things you want to have and achieve in the future. Having a clear, smart goals will keep you focused, positive and motivated. It gives you a sense of direction and guidance in life. Setting short-term goals will help you achieve your long-term goals. Checking your milestone and quick wins on a daily basis will keep you on track. Goals should be realistic, attainable and set with deadlines. Goals without deadlines are just wishes, goals without action plan will never become a reality. Start writing your goals, big or small it matters. Start working on your short-term goals, pause when needed to reflect, evaluate and adjust when necessary, but, don’t stop. Achieving your goals will give you happiness, contentment, success, and meaning in life.

Create connections

Express yourself to other people and start making new connections. It is important aspect of life that will help you know more about yourself, and your passion. It will give you new eyes and fresh ideas on how to manage your time and how to run after your dreams. It will open opportunities, provide inspiration, and enhance your creativity. In order for you to be successful, you have to learn and follow the footsteps of those successful people.

Take risks

Getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things can be scary. Still, you have to try and break that shell that’s stopping you from being adventurous. You will never discover your true potentials and hidden talents by not trying. You will never know how good the food is without tasting it. You will never know how good you are at photography if you are not taking photos. You will never be a good dancer without learning new steps and moves. Take some risks and be the person you always wanted to be.

So many beautiful and spontaneous things happen when you do something different. Every moment of every day will be full of excitement and adventure. It will definitely make you realize that you have no limits and you are special and blessed with so many talents. Challenge yourself, and explore your potentials. Allow yourself to be vulnerable, allow yourself to learn, and allow yourself to experience all those amazing things the world can offer.

So how do you ignite your passion in love? career? and life? Share your thoughts and tips through the comment section.

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