Do What You Love Each Day
It’s never too late to start living your dreams. If you are taking care of yourself then you know that taking care of your dreams is an important part of that. It’s way too easy to say “Ill be happy if only…” or “when everything else is settled, then I will…” So why are you waiting? What stops you from going after your dreams and doing what you love each day?
For many, the promise of a steady paycheque is what stops them from going after their dreams. It’s easy to stay in a rut when you know that your bills will be paid and you will have a roof over your head. But the trade-off is often that we are not happy with our lives, and we are definitely not doing what we love.
I have a friend who hates his job, is not happy, and starts every day with “I don’t want to go to work.” He know s he wants better out of life, and he has dreams but when you ask him what he’s doing about them, he says “Nothing. I have to work so that I can pay the bills.”
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You can start living your dreams even when you’re still stuck working a crappy 9 to 5 job that you hate. If you can find ONE thing to do each day that you love and that gets you a little closer to achieving your dreams, then you at least have the feeling that you’re making progress and that makes the 9 to 5 lifestyle a little easier to bear.
For others, it’s not knowing what they really want out of life that stops them from living their dreams. If this is you, take some time and write down all the things you want out of life. Ask yourself this question: If I could do anything I want, and money is no object, then what would I most love to do? When you can answer that question, you not only have your dream, you’re also on the way to recognizing your life purpose as well.
Once you’ve figured out what dream you want to achieve, then start doing the one thing a day exercise, so that you make your new dream a part of your daily life.
Taking care of yourself is a mindset, and doing what you love is a big part of that. Sure, it may take time for all of your dream to come to fruition, but by taking small steps and doing the things you love every day you’ll be living it now instead of longing for happiness to come some day in the future.
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