Like me you may be going through a transition period in your life. In this time period you may be trying to say “no” to what no longer speaks to you or serves you. The thing is you may view it as way to clear out things to make room for more joy in your life. It can be a trying time, and you may find yourself feeling anxious and stressed out (give yourself more self-compassion during this time). You may find yourself relearning or unlearning things that are against what you’ve always known. Like me you may be used to filling up your schedule, always being “on the go,” and having structure. When you are working your 9-5 job, you can still pause and think about how you’re really living. Are you living the life that is stress-free? Are you enjoying what you’re doing? Now, with that being said, there’s no magic ratio to finding that one job that you love. There are aspects to any job that you may find tedious or stressful, and are you aware of them? Remember you are not alone when you have these questions. Perhaps you have to work the job that you’re in because it pays the bills, and remember that you can still add activities that bring joy to your life. You have a choice.
Let’s take a closer look at your work (paid and unpaid), rest and play. These three areas are crucial as you figure out what feels right to you. Let’s go back to the basics and return to simplicity. That feels better, right?
Here’s a resource to finding a balance between work, rest and play: http://www.sensoryconnectionprogram.com/pdf/work_rest_play_balance_worksheet.pdf