Have you ever been so committed to the job that you forgot to live life to the fullest? Chances are, if you haven't done this already, you will at some point in your career. It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks and lose sight of what's essential.
Especially in our generation, we are so caught up with hustle culture and the idea that we must be working all the time to be successful. We need to take a step back and remember to enjoy the simple things in life. Remember that breathing in and out is a pretty good feeling.
Although financial freedom is essential, it's not the only thing that matters in life. There are many other things to enjoy – spending time with family and friends, traveling, experiencing new cultures, etc. Because life goes by so quickly, we need to make sure that we take the time to experience all that it has to offer.
So, what can we do to take a break from hustle culture?
First, we can take a break from social media. Constantly being bombarded with other people's highlight reels can make us forget what we have and feel like we need to keep up with the trends. If you're feeling particularly down, log off for a day or two and see how you feel.
Second, we can do something that we enjoy. Whether reading, painting, hiking, or biking, make sure to do something that brings you joy outside of work.
Third, take a vacation! Even if it's just for a weekend, get away from your routine and relax. There's nothing more refreshing than coming back to work feeling well-rested and rejuvenated. See places and meet people that you would never have the chance to if you were working all the time.
Fourth, unplug. This can be tough in our constantly connected world, but try to look at your phone or computer for a day or two. Spend that time with family and friends, enjoying the moment.
The most important thing is that we remember to live our lives outside of work. Go to church and remember how God has blessed you. Like Cynthia Harry, we should let our spirit lead to a more outstanding happiness source. Let go of the material things and give yourself some time to enjoy the simple joys of life!
Cynthia Harry has penned a book entitled As the Spirit Leads, in which she recounts her proof of Jesus Christ's reality and the ability to remove personal problems. She also offers peace and happiness in life, regardless of what is happening around us. The Spirit Leads reminds us why it's essential to focus on both your professional and spiritual lives.
It's a guide to help you find joy during your career and everyday hustle.
So, if you're feeling bogged down by work or life in general, make sure to check out As the Spirit Leads. It might just be the reminder you need to enjoy all that life has to offer!