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Health,  Mental Health

Do What You Love, Love What You Do

A large part of the journey to fulfillment in life lies in your career path. Do what you love, love what you do. We spend the majority of our lives “at work” so if it’s something you don’t enjoy, doesn’t align with you as a spiritual being or isn’t fulfilling then those feelings spill over into the rest of your life. Leading to anxiety, stress and feeling unsatisfied or hopeless.

Whitney Barkman - Do What You Love, Love What You Do
— Find Work You Love

– Make a list of all your strengths, interests and passions. At the moment don’t worry what career these can translate into. Just focus on writing everything down that you truly enjoy.

– Now spend some time looking into career paths that may include what you listed above. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box – there are thousands of ways to earn an income out there and so many that we have no idea about!

– When researching careers, keep in mind your desired lifestyle. Do you desire to work for yourself or someone else? What are the hours you would be happy working? Do you desire more freedom in your work life than a 9-5 might provide?

– Reach out to professionals who are established in the field you’re interested in. These people can offer guidance and information.

– Start down the path. Is there schooling or courses involved? How can you learn more about your desired profession?

– Learn and establish yourself as an expert in this field. Reach out to companies you’d like to work for, begin building your own business etc.

– Most importantly – be patient! Finding work that you love and enjoy will take time and maybe some trial and error. But stick with it, it’s worth it.

— Love The Work You Do

– Request to work on projects that interest you. Express the areas you’re passionate about to your employer or supervisor so that you can potentially focus on those areas more.

– Surround yourself with colleagues and others who support your work.

– Always be open to constructive feedback and work to improve your weaker areas.

– Celebrate your wins and goal accomplishments at work with primary foods (non-food sources). Ex. Long walks, a massage.

– Make your office environment for attractive, pleasing and peaceful. Ex. Invest in a comfortable chair, add flowers or plants, hang motivating quotes.

– Keep learning. Though you may have been in this career path for a long time, make sure you take time to expand your knowledge and learn something new. This will keep your work interesting and engaging.

It’s important to spend time with your interests and passions and develop career aspirations out of them. And if you truly want to stay in the career you’re already in – it’s important to make that as fulfilling for you as possible.

Love & Light
Whitney