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There are good moments in life, when you wish the world would stop and you could enjoy that wonderful feeling of accomplishment and happiness forever. And then there are the moments where you wish life came with a remote so you could fast forward to the good parts. When life lacks luster and you find yourself unfulfilled, change up your outlook and take these tips offered by Forbes:
Make Your Hobby a Habit
Bring your talents out of the closet and put them on display. You may be a talented business executive with a wonderful singing voice. Make time to incorporate your passion for singing in your daily life. Join a choir or perform in a local concert. Maybe you always had a passion for building things. Take time to put together a shelf. Whatever it is you’re passionate about, cooking, music or possibly dancing, find an outlet that allows you to use your talents regularly.
Take Time Off
Everyone needs a bit of rest and relaxation time. No matter what your job is or how your boss demands you give all of your time to the company; you are entitled to a break. If you can, spread out your vacation time instead of piling it all on one holiday. This will give you the much needed refreshers you need throughout the year.
Everyone needs to take a walk, do a few pushups or take a Zumba class. Unfortunately, most of us don’t want to take the time out to do it. Exercising in the morning cuts out on sleep, exercising at night is impossible because we need to recover from the stress of the day. But what’s 15-30 minutes a few times in the week out of your busy schedule? When you exercise you look and feel better, and only then will you know it was worth it.
Update Your Resume
There are times when the job you loved becomes the job you dread. The euphoria and excitement from getting a steady paycheck wears off, and you’re stuck with mundane, boring tasks looking at people you don’t like every day. Consistently updating your resume with new skills and experiences as well as keeping in constant contact with your network will eventually pay off and lead you to a more fulfilling and worthwhile professional opportunity.
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Sick and Tired of Being Tired? Five Steps to Taking a Leap Into a New Career and Fulfilling Your Dreams
By Mame Kwayie
I was the kind of tired that coffee couldn’t cure. I’d browned my teeth trying. I was past the point of a vacation and past a feigned sick day to recover from burnout. I’d changed my hair too many times to make a difference, rearranged my home furniture and hung too many new pictures in my office for it to count. And taking a new route to work every day doesn’t do much to enliven your outlook. Forget what ya heard.
I knew a change would do me good. A big one, at that. I was two and a half years past my college graduation and that many years into a career. Somehow, I’d gone from intern to senior manager, complete with an assistant, an office, and an expense account. I’d made it, right?
The problem? I’d known for a while that I’d outgrown this ostensibly golden professional life. While I’d fulfilled my teenage dream of being some kind of corporate wunderkind, I finally understood what people meant when they used that oft-recited and very apt phrase of “I needed a change.” Over a year later, I’m tapping into my younger self, the self so fearless, faithful, and full of so many dreams that even all my grown-woman practicality couldn’t knock sense into her. I moved to a new city, entered a graduate school program, and made a shift in my career.
Is your golden dream hanging above your head? Know what you need to do, just not sure how? Whether you’re looking to move to a new city, start a new business, or go back to school, understand that it’s possible. As with nearly everything nowadays, there’s an adage for this, too: Leap and the net will appear. Here are a few things I’ve learned during my leap.