Finding Motivation and Passions When you have None

It’s been a while since I sat down to write a blog post. I haven’t placed much importance on getting my thoughts out there. I suppose I haven’t had much to say. 

It’s hard sometimes when your job requires you to sit in front of a computer all day and then to try to find the motivation to write when you get home. I want to maintain the love I had for writing in the beginning. That feeling when the words just flow and my fingers are typing faster than my brain can think. 

I’ll sit in front of my computer and before you know it I’ve written 800 words on a topic. That passion and drive is something I want to find more of in my life. It’s something I’ve spoken about before on my blog but as a twenty something, I know I’ve got a long way to go in pursuing my passions.

University really pushed me to find out my passions in life. I’m one of those people who strives for meaning and purpose being everything I do so when Uni wasn’t challenging me to live my best life as you might put it, I knew I had to make a change.

Finding your passion and having the courage to make changes in your life to pursue them are some of the scariest yet most rewarding things about self discovery. There are many things in life that I’m passionate about but it’s taken me years to find out what those are and there’s probably some that I’m yet to discover. 

As someone who never really stuck with hobbies as a child, I thought I’d missed my chance to discover my passions. Hobbies mostly consisted of sports when I was younger and I’d constantly berate myself for never being good enough at any of them. 

Sport is only one small passion. Reading and writing are my two big passions in life. Doing one helps you become better at the other as well. Charity is a big passion of mine too. I never thought it would be something I hold quite so close to my heart but after working for a couple, I have never felt so inspired and touched by the work that they do. The want to help is so strong and the feeling that I did something to make that great thing happen is worth the hard work.

Music is another of my passions that has only grown over the years. I absolutely love live music and Spotify is hands down my most used app. Music can take you away from your current situation and evoke such a variety of emotions through storytelling or simply the sound of the track. I also love to sing which you may not know about me and it’s something I want to do more of in the future.

When I’m feeling unmotivated, I try to think of what I’m passionate about and see if I can channel that to spark some inspiration again. Practising what you’re good at is a sure fire way of making you feel good about yourself and a good start to gain the motivation to start new projects.

The main thing I do to stop that sluggish feeling is to put down my phone. Stop aimlessly scrolling through social media apps and make a plan because it’s easy to sit in your bedroom and fall into a black hole of perusing other people’s lives.

Lastly, a hobby I’ve been meaning to take up for a while is photography. I have the kit, just not the motivation to go out and take some good photos that I can use for my blog. Once I’ve finished the Photoshop module on my diploma (handy) I will make it my mission to use that expensive camera, shoot some flat lays and start getting creative.

Here’s to a motivated end to a short week!

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