Do you love your work? Is the work you do meaningful, and are you passionate about it? During the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the world's population struggled with job instability. This was when they started becoming more invested in looking out for a job that they were passionate about. The pandemic made people realize that life is short, and the flexible job market is what made people adopt this attitude.
However, according to studies, making passion a priority in our career can turn out to make a significant part of our identity vulnerable to businesses and their relentless aims for maximum profit. But there are still some ways that we can learn to create the perfect balance between our passion and profit. Here's how:
Reduce Your Work Time
Reduce the time spent on work that is taking up the majority of your life so that you can invest your time and energy in activities related to the aspects of life that you are interested in and enjoy. Even if the job that you have is unfulfilling, it is not difficult to organize your life accordingly into predictable hours of work, all while making sure you have enough money to support your family as well as enough free time to spend it doing something meaningful and fulfilling. Overworking is never healthy, not physically or mentally.
Embrace & Cultivate The Joy
It is rare for a person to love every single thing about their job. Some might even call it unrealistic! However, there are several ways that you can find satisfaction in the work that you do, all without having any passion for it. There can be small details about your work that might bring you joy, such as spending time with your colleagues that you cherish, or maybe you get to work alongside an organization with a mission that you respect and value, or even be provided with a set of tasks that helps in promoting independence.
Invest Your Time In Meaningful Activities
Once you get out of your workspace, bring yourself out of the working mindset and invest your time in opting for hobbies that are not even closely related to your work. It can be anything, painting, sports, volunteering, sewing, or gardening, as long as it is something meaningful that helps you express yourself.
Take some time out of your daily routine for you to improve your mental health and have an exciting passion to look forward to every day. Having and performing meaningful pursuits may become the highlight of your day, and it may help you tolerate your job if you find it unfulfilling.