Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. So much powerful, yet simple, wisdom in that quote. So what happens when you align your passion with your profession? Often times you’ll feel more fulfilled in knowing that what you love to do can be your full-time focus. However, as many can attest that when you love what you do it’s hard to put boundaries around it. It tends to spill over and blur the lines of work and life. If we’re not intentional about setting the right boundaries and taking time to rest we’ll find ourselves exhausted, grouchy and even invisible to our families.
I’ll tell you a little secret. Your mission will take much longer than you anticipated, cost much more than you budgeted for and require much more grunt work before you see the glorious work which probably drew you to your path in the first place. The key for sustainable and long-term success is to create rest stops along the way. It takes discipline and intention to create and respect the commitments you’ve set out for rest. Don’t allow your passion for work to burn you out. Embrace the journey and make it worthwhile for you, your soul, and your family. A better you is better for everyone.
HERE ARE 2 WAYS TO HELP YOU FIND REST IN YOUR HUSTLE:
Keep it short and sweet
Finding rest doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Yes we’re busy bees and trying make time for ourselves always seems like an impossible task, but it’s really a matter of prioritization. Think about what are some rest stops you can take daily? You’ll be surprised at how powerful short and sweet pauses can be for your overall well-being. The key is knowing the things that uniquely replenish you.
Book it like a boss!
Sometimes we need more than a 15 minute walk in nature. Eventually, we’ll need to completely unplug and get away. So, planning a vacation is a must whether that means a staycation or a weekend trip. Ideally you’re taking a vacation at least once a year, but how lovely would it be if you took a vacation 2-4 times a year? Can you take a weekend trip or break every 3 months? A life-filling vacation doesn’t have to be expensive or take up a week. You just have to be willing to make the plans, budget for it, book it, and respect it. Your future self will thank you for it!
The success of finding rest in the hustle is to first believe that you need it, and second to respect the time you’ve set aside for it.