Do you believe in life after work? Apparently, we work in order for us to live, to fulfill our needs and wants, and to pay our obligations. But have you ever thought of yourself, “do I really need to do this all the time?, how long am I going to work for? does this really matter”? Have you ever asked yourself “why I have been working all this time”?
Life is never easy. We need to work in order to survive. There are so many things in life that we need to put into consideration first. However, I believe you should never stay in your comfort zone. Why? You’ll find out as you read through this article. In this article, I am going to share with you my thoughts on living life beyond limits.
How to Live Life after Work?
Is there life after work? Of course! With that being said, I listed down some of the reasons for how you can maximize time and in order for you to live life after work.
Live beyond limits.
Living beyond limits means living life to the fullest. But is it always about choosing your passion over work? Do you really have to quit your job to chase your dreams?
I believe it is more than that. Living beyond limits is not all about chasing your dreams. Yes. You can choose whichever path you want. Whether you quit your job to do whatever you want, or choose to stay wherever you are. It doesn’t matter.
The thing is, you can always work hard for a living. But, you should never forget to enjoy life. As much as possible, try your best to do something that scares you, makes you cry, makes you think out of the box, or do something that makes you feel exhilarated. Once in a while, make something different for yourself. Something that can change you for the better; something that pushes to the limit. This way, you will grow and learn more about yourself.
Life is a matter of choice.
Everyone has the right to choose. We always have our own choice. You can always decide for yourself. On the other hand, there are times that you tend to depend on the people around you. You tend to ask other people’s advice most of the time. But at the end of the day, you are the one who is responsible for making the final decision; for taking the final step. No one will take responsibility for your actions, but you. With that being said, it is always you who knows what’s best for yourself. So you always have to choose the best one for you! But remember, you don’t really have to choose the best one for you all the time, but the right one as well.
It is always never easy to make decisions. That’s why there are times that you choose to stay the same. You decide to stay still. But keep in mind that if you always choose the same pattern, you will discover nothing. Nothing will ever change.
Will you stay constant for nothing or keep moving forward for the better? The choice is yours. Always.
You have been working so hard that makes you tend to forget about yourself. You are too focused on your job as if it is your entire world. Well, I cannot blame you. There must be reasons for that. You might be the breadwinner of the family or there is something more to that. The point is, you must learn the essence of work-life balance.
Try to imagine this. You work hard, work late, work overtime, pay bills, buy the things that you need. Are you completely happy with it? Yeah, it is not always about those things. Life is not just about working, paying bills, buying necessities, and such.
I am not saying that it is not necessary to work hard. Of course, it is, but you have to remember that there is a limit to everything. You will come to the point that you feel burn out due to repetitive actions. Work is the top priority; you work every day. You do not have much time for yourself which makes you forget the life outside work. For this reason, you tend to feel demotivated. You tend to lose interest in your passion.
What does work-life balance mean?
I believe it is about knowing what your responsibilities are and chasing your dreams at the same time. It ain’t that easy but I assure you that it is always going to be worth it. Life is not always about sitting all day in the office, dealing with different kinds of clients, staring blankly at your computer. Life is more than just work.
Do something more fun once in a while. Just like what the famous quote says, “You only live once.”
Always keep in mind that we sometimes need to prioritize our happiness before anything else. Happiness is a choice, so always choose to be happy. You truly deserve it.
Make it happen.
If there’s anything that you want to achieve, make it happen. No matter how long it takes you to get it or to get there. As long as you are determined to reach that goal of yours, it will never be impossible to happen. Nothing happens when you don’t make it happen. Whatever it takes, just take your passion and continue to boost your productivity!
There are a lot of ways to unplug and live life after work. You don’t really need to spend that much to enjoy life. I encourage you to do the things that you love. It would help you a lot to live life in a better way. You can travel, read books, reconnect with family and friends, declutter, watch movies, go for a hike, spend time alone, etc. What matters most is you don’t forget the life that you have after work. Just keep on enriching your life and live to the fullest!
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Ara Patria, the owner of The Adventuress, is an educator by profession but a traveler at heart. Despite her busy schedules, she finds time to travel domestically or internationally. She loves discovering new places, embracing new cultures and meeting other people. In addition, she’s also interested in fashion, Korean music, and Korean dramas. She dreams to travel the world and inspire people by sharing her own experiences through writing.