The whole point of doing something you love is because you never want to feel like you’re working a day in your life, right? WRONG! When you finally get to doing something you actually love, you forget any concept of time or well-being. You throw yourself into your work and you revise your work multiple times until you can deliver the best results. And the worst part? You’ll never be satisfied enough with your work; you’ll always find yourself aiming for better.
It’s not exactly a bad thing, if you ask me. It’s good to want to do your best and it’s great that you get to follow what you truly want in life. Not a lot of people get to do that!
But in doing so, we should always remember that we are human beings with basic needs such as food, water, rest, and most importantly, peace of mind. Nothing that takes a sizeable chunk out of your well-being is ever going to be worth it. I’m not saying you shouldn’t follow what you want in life, but you shouldn’t be willing to let it consume you to an extent where you find yourself more exhausted than you’ve ever been.
You can love something and still get tired of it. In fact, it is important for all of us to take some time out and just get some rest because as much as we want to push through and do the best we can, we still get exhausted. We still need to take care of ourselves and put ourselves first.
Yeah, it feels like you’ll never have to work another day in your life again, when you finally chase your goals, but the truth is that you’ll find yourself a lot more invested in everything and it will mentally drain you out.
This isn’t something I’m saying to make you second-guess your choices about chasing your dreams and getting what you want in life. I’m saying this to make sure that people out there know that they need to put themselves and their well-being first.
You’re important. Listen to what your body and mind are trying to tell you. Xx