Do you live for the weekend?
All through Facebook, Instagram & Twitter you see posts TGIF, can’t wait for the weekend, this has been such a long week, counting down the days.
Then on Sunday, it’s all, oh no its Monday tomorrow already, back to work tomorrow with sad faces.
I used to be one of those people, at the start of the year planning my holidays in for the year, spaced out to perfection to maximise the bank holiday weekends. Then the countdown was on.
I used to have a Monday to Saturday 9 – 530 office type job that I quickly grew to feel suffocated in.
Actually I had a few, there were times that I loved but I quickly got bored and I could never understand why, if I had finished all my work did I still need to sit there and fill time just to work the contracted hours. I worked in the travel industry for about 15 years, in travel agents, selling foreign currency, doing admin, and in a call centre doing customer services for airlines.
I did get to live abroad for a couple of years in my travel career which was amazing and I wouldn’t change that for the world, but I was still in an office, still working to hours that someone else dictated to me.
I also got to learn a lot about places in the world that made me want to go and visit them (which I did), I have always been a gypsy at heart, and don’t like to feel trapped or stuck.
In 2002 I went to live in Greece, I finally came back to the UK for good in l 2009. I had travelled around Europe, South East Asia, China, Mongolia, Russia, and lived in Australia for 3 years too.
When I decided to come home I decided it was time to have a career change. The thought of being cooped up in an office again made me want to cry.
I had fallen in love with the gym, doing exercise and being fit and healthy, it made me feel free and inspired and it was all I wanted to know about. Day and night I was reading and learning about health and fitness.
I went back to college as a mature student and had to work pretty much full time hours around that while I retrained. I was 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, worked Saturday mornings too then Saturday afternoons and Sundays doing my studying.
My days were like that until May 2014.
When you want something badly enough you make the sacrifices you need to get you where you want to be.
Now I have more time to myself I actually don’t feel like I ever do any actual work, everything I do I love, whether its writing these emails or my blog posts, training clients, teaching classes, learning, talking, I just never feel that dread of having to get up.
I LOVE what I do. When I talk to people about what I am doing or what I am learning I can feel the smile on my face. I get excited about what I am talking about.
I can hear myself being a total geek and I am so happy when I can tell people things that will help them improve, whether it’s about confidence, getting a plan to achieving their goals, eating better, performing better in class or changing their body shape.
I believe that we are all here to do what makes us happy. How happy are you with where you are in your life? Do you get to do what you love every day?
If you are one of those people living for their holidays and the weekend, have a think about these questions.
What is it that you love to do?
What is it that you can talk about for hours and hours and never get bored of?
Do you get to fill your days doing that?
Are you counting the days till your next holiday or the end of your shift?
If you could do anything at all, all day, every day what would it be?
Is there a way you can start getting more of that in your life?
If you knew that you would be happy 99% of the mornings you were getting up for work, would you take a risk and make the change?
What can you do today to put more (even if it’s only for a really short time) happiness in your day?
The thing you need to understand about the Law of Attraction and The Secret purely is that yes, you need to put it out there what it is you want, but you also need to take some action. You need to create your own miracles.
You need the thoughts, then, you need to take action. I don’t believe for one second that Oprah just sits in her living room thinking about what she wants. She is an action taker. She has pushed her whole career for amazing things.
Oprah is a big believer in Law of Attraction and The Secret and believes in her ‘God’ whoever he is to her.
If you need to believe in something external to help push you forward, then that is what you do. Whatever your external belief is will help you.
Believe in it, work hard, take risks, find your passion and take the leap of faith.
Life is too short to be living life waiting for the weekend / holidays / to retire so you can do what you love to do.
Do it now.