In a world full of debt and social turmoil, it can often make you feel unfulfilled, lost or underwhelmed with the life that you’re living. Whether your job is making you work all hours of the day, you’re struggling to keep a relationship going or having problems with your family; a true passion can be a welcome release from the stresses of daily life. But how do you find it? Check out the 5 ways to find the true passion in your life.
Your passion doesn’t need to be your job
Most people are under the impression that their passion should be their job. And this isn’t true. Yes, it would be good to have a little bit of passion about the job you do every single day (otherwise you’ll get tired of it very quickly), but your passion could also be a hobby or side business. If there’s something that you can’t imagine not doing – then this is your passion.
Ask yourself a few questions
There might be things in life that you really love doing, or really hate. But to determine a passion, you need to ask yourself a few questions. 1) If I had all the money in the world, what would I choose to do? 2) What subject could I read hundreds of books about and never get bored? 3) Would I still choose to do it even though I wouldn’t get paid?
Remember what you loved doing when you were younger
Kids have it all. No stress. No jobs. No debt. And they also find joy in the little things – whether that be writing stories, drawing pictures, or singing a song. Think back to what you loved doing when you were younger before all of the adult responsibilities got in the way. Do you miss it? Do you wish you could do it more often? Try it out, and you may never look back.
Visualize your perfect day
Most days, you might struggle to get out of bed, knowing you need to go to work – but not really wanting to. So when you’re trying to visualize your perfect day, visualize yourself jumping out of your bed, ready for action, and excited about the day ahead of you. What will make you this excited? What kind of job or activity would you be doing that day to make you ready and raring to go?
Don’t force a ‘Eureka!’ moment upon yourself
There can be a lot of pressure on us to realize our passions early on in life, where we hope our inspiration will strike in an instant. However, it doesn’t work like that, and forcing your own ‘Eureka!’ moment could result in a bad decision. For many people, your passion isn’t found overnight. Instead, you need to discover your own little quirks and interests and analyze your own mind over a period of time to find out your true passion.