Work can consume so much of our lives. When you put it all into context we realise what we have devoted our life to is only a job. We often come to this realisation during holidays. I’ve just returned from a two week trip to Canada and the US. The initial reason I went was to attend the International Life Coach Federation annual conference. It was informative and fun but the holiday and break from my normal day to day routine was the most rewarding part. I got to see how I make everything mean so much. I got to see how I make deadlines all consuming. I got to “just be” and enjoy the moment, which got me thinking. How can I make this a regular part of my day so I don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on holidays to chill out?
Firstly you need to identify what parts of your life are not fun. What day to day things do you not enjoy doing? Split this into categories and list all the things within each category.Examples include:
Work – driving to work, my boss, all the admin, taking calls, my lunch breaks are boring, long hours
Friends – nagging mates, not enough friends, too many conversations telling our stories and not enough fun together
Home – dirty laundry, the colour of my walls, housework, location, rent, mortgage payments
Money – paying bills, not having enough money, no financial plan in place, buying too many magazines
Relationship – no relationship, my partners habits, not happy with who I am
Family – no contact, too much contact, my sister and her children