Coronavirus crisis: How important is it to love your job?

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 travel expert, blogger, engineer, freelance copywriter, and a curiosity-driven personality. She sees travel as the ultimate tool for self-improvement and personal growth, and that's the main topic of her blog,

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