Passion is a word that is most used in regards to love or lust. However, did you know that in order to have a life full of meaning and purpose then passion is a must? This is what today’s post is about.
Passion is so necessary when it comes to life because passion is what can provide you with the fuel that you need in order to get things done. We are emotional beings and as emotional beings we are driven by our emotions. Having passion for something is what lights you up and gets you moving. Passion is what can provide you with the motivation that you need in order to accomplish a goal. Passion is the feeling behind the purpose.
Without passion, it almost feels as if you have to drag yourself to do things. Things start to feel either bland or heavy and this is not how life is meant to be lived. Without passion, life can feel without much purpose. This is because there isn’t something that is lighting up your soul which is your true essence. Whatever it is that can light up your soul may be different from others around you and that is ok. You were not designed to be like others. You were designed to be you. When you have no passion in life, I believe this is an indicator that you are out of alignment with who you truly are and this is certainly one of the consequences of not being in alignment. Without passion, I believe you can’t be your best you for others because you can only offer your best to others when you are passionate about your life and who you are.
If you don’t have any passion already I recommend you start having passion for life. Life is full of so many things and you are full of so many things as well. There are many qualities to you that make you unique and special. There are times when there are things about us that we may be unaware, jewels that we possess that are hidden within us and it is up to us to start digging for them. I believe everyone has it in them to be passionate about their life, it’s just a matter of figuring out what that is that will take them to that level in their life.
Passion is a must if you want to have a life full of happiness, growth and health. It helps balance your life and this is so necessary for your well-being. I recommend that you start figuring out now what are you passionate about and start living your living according to your passions. This will add tremendous health and happiness into your life.
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I find that sometimes one of the reasons why one may feel unmotivated or exhausted or not have the discipline to do the things that they want to do is because there is something that is draining them. When this is the case, it seems and feels as if there is nothing that can cheer you up, nothing that can motivate you and it may feel like no amount of sleep gives you the energy you need for the day. If this is the case, it is necessary to figure out what is it that is draining you.
There are several things that can drain a person and it is important to pinpoint which one it is. There are some things that it is inevitable not to feel drained like when a loved one is sick but even so, in times like this it is still very important to take care of yourself. When this happens, it takes very little to lose your balance and you will feel at times as if you have to play catch up. Even in times of distress, it is important to do your best to eat right. Not just eat but eat right. What you eat is what will sustain you. You also have to do your best to do things that relax you. I know for personal experience that this is a challenge but finding a way to distract yourself, even if it is for 30 minutes, will help minimize the amount of stress your body is going through. You also need to make sure you are getting your sleep. Sleep is so essential and you will most definitely need it when having to make tough decisions. Sleep is one of those things that I would have to discuss on another post but it is so necessary for your overall health.
There are people who can actually drain your energy. You will know when this is the case based on how you feel after either talking to them or being around them. They either constantly talk about things that are so plain depressing or their ways just suck the life out of you or they put you down. You don’t need that! When this is the case, the first step is recognizing this, then understand what it is that makes it draining for you so you know what you don’t need from others and either minimize your contact with them or just stay away from them completely. Life is too beautiful for you to be around those that don’t make you feel good.
Sometimes it is work that can drain you. In this case you have several options. If you really can’t stand the job, start looking for another one. Work is where you spend most of your time during the day and so you can not afford to feel so miserable most of the time. This is so damaging to your overall well-being. If for whatever reason you are unable to change jobs, do your best to change your perspective of it. Sometimes a change of mindset is what we need in order to feel differently about this.
The list can go on and on of the things that can drain you. It is important that you learn to identify what it is that makes you feel this way and do something about it. Your well-being depends on it.
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I would like to touch on a topic which I think a lot of us have been guilty of, including me, that I think is so important to discuss. On yesterday’s post, I wrote about how not being aware of your needs can lead to disastrous consequences but many of you may wonder what is meant by disastrous consequences. Now this phrase “disastrous consequences” can mean different things to different people. What I mean with this phrase is anything that compromises your balance in life and your well-being.
Just like our body shows symptoms when something is out of balance or when it is ill, there are things that we do that we may not be aware of that are “symptoms” of other things that are going on inside of us mentally, emotionally and spiritually. For me, for several years I did mindless shopping and got myself into thousands and thousands of dollars worth of debt, trying to fill a void. This is just one of the many examples of what I consider disastrous consequences. Other examples are overeating, not eating enough, drinking excessively, using drugs, being in abusive relationships, being around toxic people, etc. Of course, this just doesn’t happen overnight. These are behaviors that develop gradually and most of the time we notice them once we find ourselves in trouble, either we notice we owe too much money or we can’t be without a drink of alcohol or we find that we can’t stop eating, etc.
These behaviors become disastrous to your well-being because these are behaviors that turn into a vicious cycle in which it takes time to overcome. It is my belief that when you have a strong sense of who you are and what your needs are, you can make better decisions for yourself. You will understand why you allow yourself into certain situations, you understand why you allow certain people into your life, and why you made the decisions that you made. When you understand who you are, you can then start to align yourself in order to have the things you want out of life.
Everything in life always starts with YOU first. This is why I encourage and say that the best work you will ever do in your life is working on yourself. There is so much power in knowing who you are and what your needs are.
I am one to believe that it is normal to have needs. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. As human beings it’s only normal to have a need to love and be loved, a need to be needed, a need for companionship, etc. However, when these needs take over to the point of it overwhelming you and you are unaware of this blinding you into situations that are not healthy for you, these unaware needs can lead to disastrous consequences.
So how can one become aware of these needs before it leads to a point of disastrous consequences? I think a big key is being mindful. This is the first main thing. Being mindful means being present, living the moment you are living. Not thinking about what you need to do next, not worrying about tomorrow. It is living this very moment as is. When you are mindful, you are centered and when you are centered, you are more aware of what you are living at the moment.
Spend some time thinking about what really matters to you. What do you value most? What do you desire out of life? What would your perfect life feel like? Asking yourself these questions will help you understand what your needs are and what you can do about them.
Monitor your thoughts and emotions. Your thoughts and emotions can tell you so much about where you are mentally, emotionally and spiritually in life. If something evokes anger in you, ask yourself why. Emotions are not to be ignored nor are they your enemy. They are your allies to your well-being, believe it or not.
All these things may seem like a lot of work but it is work worth doing. Anything great in life is work and reaching for well-being will be one of the best work you can ever do and part of reaching that well-being that you want is being aware of what your needs are so you have a better understanding of yourself.