Some say your job or what you are working on can tell a person what kind of life you are leading.
If you had an office job, people would say you are boring because you are only spending most of your day in the office. Meanwhile, if you are always on the go, you are great to be with because you have an exciting job.
Nowadays, this belief is true because our “work” often takes a lot of our time every day. Even if you deny that your work is not affecting your life, there will be ways to it will appear in your actions outside it.
Here is how what we do for a living can influence our life:
1. It changes your life
When you have work and have been doing it for a while, you enjoy doing it even if there are days when you don’t feel like going. You know deep inside that everything will be ok the next day and you can do better.
Meanwhile, if you don’t like the work you are doing, your mindset is reflected on how you see your life.
2. It brings stress
Work has the power to bring you stress and if you can’t leave that stress in the workplace, it will bleed into your personal life. Even if you are at home and it’s time to rest up, the negative thoughts about your work will plague you and it will cause your stress to rise up.
So, if you somehow find yourself snapping at your loved ones for some reasons, your work may be the cause of it.
3. It can affect how you manage your time
Most of us often spend a lot of our time at work rather than at home. If you tend to overwork and do overtime, you are reducing the time you have for family or for yourself.
Remember, time is something you can’t take back and the more you spend time on something you don’t like, you are wasting your time.
4. It causes you to become complacent
When we get an opportunity to work or do something, we settle in easily on the job even if it’s not the first thing that we choose for ourselves.
If the pay is good and it’s something you can do, most of us will think it is “good enough.” In turn, we consider things “good enough” to settle down even if there are opportunities out there that can change our life.
5. It holds you back
The more you work on a job, the more you forget what is truly important: spending your life to the fullest. You tend to focus more on your work goals rather than your health, family and the many milestones you can’t achieve if you are only focused on one thing.
It is true that work is very important and having one will help you become happy with the income you make from it. However, it is also important to know that there are other things in life that we must take into account as well.
Take some time to look into your work and ask yourself if there are ways you can grow from it. Sure you don’t like it, but there are opportunities you can do with it to help you grow. Make every moment count and turn your work into a dream job you wish you had.
Has work affect your personal life in the past? How did you overcome it? Come and share with us your story.
Want to find out what is your passion so you can bring back the drive in your work? Here are some recommended articles:
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