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 not to get trapped in this circle. Don’t live a life without attempting self-improvement.

Yes, boring jobs bring home the bread. But a dead soul doesn’t need bread.

Iulia Vasile

Iulia is a traveller and her obsession started in her teenage years. Her aim is to discover as much as possible from this world and to inspire others to do the same! The ultimate tool for self-improvement and personal growth is travelling and this is what she discovered after years of depression. Now she shares her stories here. Describing experiences for others who might need them.

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