Today was a busy day. The lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic continues in Romania, and I am using my time to edit my vlogs. Actually, I am grateful for this time when I can finally get to work on my stuff. I have vlogs from last summer that need to be edited and posted online. I have blog posts I want to write about the places I’ve been to and the experiences I’ve lived. I have so much going on inside my head, that I barely have time to watch the news or read the latest memes on social media.
I guess this is that it feels like to be in love with what you’re doing.
Today, I read this quote:
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. – Simon Sinek
And I totally agree.
A couple of months ago, I was complaining about this great deal of stress I was feeling, although I was working from home and I hadn’t a lot of tasks from work. But I was constantly feeling the stress. And it was draining me of my energy. I was stressing all day, which didn’t allow me to do much work, and in the evenings, I was feeling exhausted.
Of course, the exhausted version of me was always postponing my personal projects, and not a lot of getting done over the course of a week.
And today, I work all day, editing, thinking about my project, and discussing it with my boyfriend. Physically, I am tired, but I am not drained. I am excited and can’t wait to wake up tomorrow morning, fresh and ready to get back to work. The mood difference is huge. And I can clearly see how doing work I don’t love can affect my life in the worst way.
I consider that to be wasted time. It’s wasted because I can’t deliver the best work I can when I don’t love what I’m doing. And I can’t work on what I love when I am emotionally drained and stressed out. It’s a vicious circle.
That’s why I encourage you to not get trapped in this circle.
Yes, boring jobs bring home the bread. But a dead soul doesn’t need bread.