Recently I published my guest article on ShoutMeLoud which mainly concentrated on How To Maintain A Perfect Work-Life Balance in 5 Simple Steps. I got several feedback on the same and Harsh did an awesome job at editing a few places in my original submission.
Here is a follow-up of the same article on How To Balance Your Work And Passion By Aditya Singh. There are some similarities in both but he has included his own flair in his writing and I am sure you will love it.
People who are working and want to know how to manage or rather balance their work and passion, this blog is for you. Your passion can be anything, photography, singing, playing any instrument, painting, writing, and just anything. In our offices we all work hard all day to fulfill our company’s goals, but what about our passion? Why is it ignored or given less importance? The reasons are many, not able to give time, too lazy, too exhausted after office or maybe something else. Well, there is one solution for it, we should learn to balance your work and passion. Although the game is all about time, we need to use it wisely.
Are you caught in a job which turns boring at times and makes you feel this isn’t for you? You are not alone, there are many people like you who feel the same. So, now let’s check how to get rid of this feeling and balance our work and passion in a right way. The tips mentioned below are influenced by my personal experience and many other who are able to be productive at work and manage time to follow our respective passion. Here we go –
You Have Enough Time
Firstly, stop thinking that you don’t have enough time, of course, you have. You have enough time to work an eight-hour shift and manage time to do your dream job. An employee like me work for 8-9 hours a day? You still have about seven to eight hours left with a sufficient time to sleep. Office deadlines, is that what bothers you? Of course, it does, that is the reason why sometimes we all have to put in extra hours to complete our work before the deadline is breached. But, your passion doesn’t ask for much time. You are already good in it, it just asks to be regular so that you have not to be afraid whenever it’s the time to face the audience.
You’re Not Tired
Oh man! I have worked for 8 hours, I am so tired! Let me stop you right there, you can’t be so tired. Let me make you realize that you have not worked for those entire 8 to 9 hours. As a lot of time is consumed by your lunch break, snacks break, coffee breaks, internet surfing breaks, and much more. Once my manager suggested me that the best way to calculate our productive time at the office is to place a timer and see it ourselves. This really helped me, all you have to do is open up a tab and start an online timer on your computer/laptop when you are working. On an average, you might be dedicating 6 hours (maybe less) a day for your office work, and rest of the time is all occupied by your short breaks.
Get Rid Of The Addictions (if any)
If you really think you really don’t enough time for your passion, think about how much time you waste in smoking. It also makes you too lazy to do your daily office work. The time which you spend in smoking, double of the time is wasted in just recovering from that dizziness. Short breaks are stress busters, instead of smoking, have fruits to occupy your short breaks. It is healthy and can be easily ordered online at your office, just like lunch, also on daily basis.
Social media is also an addiction, why to waste time on Facebook or Instagram-like social media sites. It’s alright if there is a purpose behind it, but gazing just to pass time may affect your passion. According to statista dot com daily social media usage of global internet users amounted to 118 minutes per day, up from 109 daily minutes in the previous year. Yes, it is an addiction, if you disagree just try to avoid looking for notifications your phone when you wake up in the morning. Just carry on with other things, if you are successful in doing it for a week, you are probably safe from this addiction.
It’s Never Too Late
Many people realizes or rather starts thinking more about their passion when they are too bored of doing daily office work. It’s because that is what you like the most to do. If you are one of those who thinks it’s too late to perceive your passion? You are wrong, it never too late to do what you like. There are no age barriers for following your passion, you can restart it right now. Just bring on that guitar and start strumming your favorite chords, you may come up with something new.
So these were few things to keep in mind to maintain balance effectively between your work and passion. If you agree on these ideas then feel free to write your thoughts in the comment box below.
Over To You
So how do you maintain your balance in life between the various activities that you may have to juggle around? Is there a secret formula that allows you to attain that perfection and allow enough time to both work and family? Time management is a huge topic these days and we have seen many people discuss about the same in the social media and in many seminars as well. Has life become so complicated that we need spiritual gurus to teach us how to live? Leave your comments below.
Hi I am Aditya Singh, I am a passionate musician and writer, currently much focused on understanding and writing on worldwide recruitment scenario.
Thanks Praveen for sharing this great blog. You’ve given the new solution for us that how to manage the work and passion.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I am glad you found something new here in this article.
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Interesting Article Really love to read it..
Completely agree social media is an addiction and why waste time on it.Instead of that one should be creative and utilise that time for exercise or pursue a hobby.
Well said Vaidehi, yes most of these social media sites tend to take us on a ride if we are not careful in making it worth our time while browsing.
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Hello Admin very nice article thanks for sharing such a good knowledge
I read your post on Harsh’s blog. And, this too is a great post mate. It is definitely worth reading. Keeping the balance between work and life is something that I practice everyday. A lot of us, these days complaint that we don’t have time. However, I agree with your very first point only. It just that we don’t attempt to maintain the balance because we have developed the habit of complaining all the time. Everyone who feels like this should read this. Good job!
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Hi very Good Article Thanks or sharing keep up the good work
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This is a very useful article, finding balance is so important to prevent burning out, many people work non-stop and then find themselves burning out. It is so important to have a healthy balance in life. I love the part where you mention that social media without purpose is pointless. 🙂
Time management is a real stressor in our modern lifestyles.
Ive found actually taking 15minutes out of the day to nap or (in my case) meditate actually opens up more time for myself as I get some breathing space and clarity in my head.
Yes we have more tasks in modern life but if your mind is relaxed it is a lot easier to manage with it!
This is a very useful article, it is so important to have a healthy balance in life.
Great Article alot of useful information
Hey Praveen, It was pleasent reading this article, Hope you will keep sharing such useful articles in future on daily morning cofee
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It is very important to have a proper time management so that we could balance our work and passion at the same time. Thank you so much for sharing this one. 🙂
Agreeing with you 100% that it’s never too late to pursue your passion. I know a lot of people who just work for the money but not the career. While we are still young, you should know what career you would want to pursue in your life and not just work for the money.
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I think the best way to balance your work and passion is to life your passion everyday. People give me a hard time for this, but seriously, what if your work could be your life and your life could be your work? Amazing. That is what I’m striving for. How? I’m headed to the amazon baby. I’m going to learn to work with Mother Ayahuasca and find a way to turn this into a practice.
I’ve heard of mental health practitioners getting really involved with plan medicines. I’m interested in helping people who really need it, so I hope I meet some people I can partner with on this endeavor. I’ve started reaching out to other types of besides just aya as well. I’m thinking about an internship with iboga too.
As you can seen, I’m passionate! Now I just have to figure out how to bring in some money doing this so I can have the perfectly balanced passion and work situation.
Forget passion and so called balance. If you want money you need to offer value that the market/people will pay you money for. Unfortunately the market is flooded with people doing what they love or are passionate about… its a cliche and there is no money in doing what you love. The money is found in doing business that fulfills a need and is scalable. Free time for other things will come with the money… after all that’s why we want it right? Freedom? Free time? Resources to do what we want… what we love…. like learning how to play the guitar 🙂
I think that the idea of balancing work and passion aren’t as clear as they necessarily seem because one always affects the other. If you’re getting enough time in with your passion, then your productivity goes up, and you don’t have to work quite as long to get the same amount of stuff done. I think this is something that people miss a lot when they think that working more is necessarily going to get more done.
Balance is everything in life, right? I, personally use meditation and yoga to help me find my center. It has transformed my entire way of being. My real breakthrough was working with a shaman at an ayahuasca center. Meditation has kept me on a great path. This is a wonderful topic and great article. Thanks for sharing.
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Very Informative Article we all should follow these routines
Great Post. Meditation is a great way also, so many benefits
Always important to optimize your lifetime and schedule for success. Great post thank you.
Amazing piece of content Praveen! It is required to balance work and passion because we work and earn money. But, it is necessary to follow our passion.