your work needs you to Live.✨
Has it ever occurred to you that we always speak of work and life as two separate things? Think of the term "work-life-balance"; Why is it that we separate them in the first place? Are they really two separate things?
I believe not. From a holistic point of view, I find it hard to see them as two opposing things. The way I see it is that we, as whole human beings, take energy in and out. Some things are more draining and some things are more recharging, in energy supply. This energy goes through your body, mind and soul.
When you find yourself completely drained or empty on your energy supply, your body-mind-and soul find it harder to perform. We always find this so self-evident for the body, but not for the mind and soul.
I have a job (like most of us) that requires more mind and soul energy than body energy. And I get so frustrated when I am not able to have good ideas or inspiration, that I force myself to sit there behind my desk and force things to come out of me.
I don't have to tell you that this gets frustrating, very very frustrating. (I don't get beautiful results from this as you can imagine...). Beautiful results come from a flow state, which is basically the opposite of forcing things. [Flow is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.] Plus, this state not only brings better results but it also brings them in a shorter time!
Last week I went on vacation, and totally recharged. My energy was back fuelled and I felt it in my body, mind, and soul. I felt so much more connected to myself and so energised. And guess what? This state brought me back so much inspiration and great ideas! And not only that, it gave me back HOPE as well. It gave me such a drive to continue working on my projects. Projects I had already convinced myself were "over", or had done their time.
My point is, stop seeing your work and your life as two separate, opposing things. They are actually intertwined and the energy from the one runs to the other continuously!
The more I Live, the more I can fuel my work and inspiration. <3