Is working your refuge or curse?

Dec 15 - Is working your refuge or curse? Are you a self-proclaimed workaholic, or a reluctant workaholic? Is your work and career a satisfying aspect of your life or merely a job? If you are a self-proclaimed workaholic, is it because you prefer to focus your time and energy on your work because you find greater satisfaction from it than you do from other aspects of your life? If so, consider why other aspects of your life are not fulfilling and what you could do to realize more satisfaction in your overall life.  If you are a reluctant workaholic, are your work demands making you feel as though you have no life outside of work, adding to your frustration? 


Fulfillment should be as rich and satisfying for you personally as it is professionally. And what you are doing for a living should be enriching your life, not limiting your enjoyment of it. Once we realize that we have a choice on all fronts, we open up endless ways to bring joy into each moment.  


Take an MM&I Moment to awaken to your nonstop work situation. If you love what you do, and therefore don't mind working endless hours, take a moment to consider the ways you could find the same level of enjoyment outside of work with your family, friends, and activities. If you are not gaining satisfaction in your personal life, what can you do to nurture a different reality than what you are currently experiencing? If your work is all consuming and not rewarding, how can you take charge of and change your situation to gain some of your life back along with joy in your work back? In every moment, you make a choice to allow, accept, or evolve your current circumstance. Choose wisely. 


Wide Awake Quote of the Week


"Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it." - Chuck Palahniuk


Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,