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Love your life...or change it


Do you wake up in the morning and look forward to going to work, or do you drag yourself out of bed and seriously consider the thought of crawling back into your cosy cocoon and not going to work at all. I've done the drag myself out of bed option previously and I hated it. There's nothing pleasant about going to work and not wanting to be there. You don't do your best work, regardless of what you may think and you're not being fair to those who really do want to be there.

So why do we do it, besides the obvious of needing money to survive? But there’s that saying that if you do what you love then you’ll never really work another day in your life. The thing is you've got to love what you do. So let’s be honest, do you feel exhilarated and energised by your job, or do you want to scream with frustration and thump something, or someone? Consider this, if the average person works a 38-hour week (full time hours in Australia) and they work 48 weeks of the year. Then between the ages of 21 and retirement age of 65 (which is now higher) then they will have spent some 240,000 hours of their life working. I'm not an accountant so don't hold me to those figures, but suffice to say we work a large proportion of our lives. Why would you want to spend that many hours of your life doing something that doesn't make you happy?

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets

Love the people who treat you right, and forget about the ones who don't.

Believe that everything happens for a reason.

If you get a chance, take it; if it changes your life, then let it.

Nobody said that it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

So, if you do nothing else this week, at least consider what does make you happy and what you could change in your life to make it possible. If you’re lucky enough to already love what you're doing - then hold onto it with both hands and love your life.

Keep smiling, Fi


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