We all have to do many things we do not want to do in life. Often, it includes going to work or doing the hard thing that will hurt and suck for a while. This is true. But very frequently, we hurt ourselves as well by creating unnecessary suffering and difficulties in our lives. Learn not to be a barrier to your own happiness.
The first step is to know exactly what makes you happy. Make sure that you have your priorities straight. Sometimes, you have to give up fun for work, but you can’t make that choice all the time.
One big aspect of our happiness is being able to enjoy life today and include fun and pleasing experiences in our day-to-day. We can’t put them off indefinitely, even if we try to do this for a good cause.
It’s good to be responsible, but being responsible all the time can end up creating burnout, exhaustion, and other negative effects. Every once in a while, we need to pick the fun option and get to feel the positive effects of our good work right here and now.
Some people say that they will have fun in their retirement, but by this point, many things you might have wanted or enjoyed the present will no longer be interesting or fun.
In addition, nobody can guarantee that any of us will make it to retirement. This is not a call to simply give up on building a better future or giving up on hard work, but to know how to balance it.
As far as we know, we all get one life. If you give all your time to work, it’s time that you will not get back. So you should not feel that you are wasting everything on just one area of your life. Work matters, but it is not all that matters.
You need to find the right balance for you. Leave yourself time to have fun and pursue things beyond work. Find a way to live for the future and for the present too. After all, you never know what opportunities will never come again, especially when it comes to the people who matter to you.
You need to consider the balance you want to establish in your life and make sure you have space to enjoy yourself and to make choices that bring you joy.