Happy Easter weekend, friends!
Most of my food for thought articles this week are more 'sobering' in nature, which is something as a member of the millennial generation I think we need often. I am all for the positivity of 'find your passion' as long as your willing to work hard at that passion. Sometimes we need that dose of reality to put things into perspective. Enjoy these reads!
- Watch this 3 minute easy-to-digest video based on author Stephen Covey's work (read: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). It quickly puts things into perspective about how you need to do the things that matter most to YOU first followed by the URGENT matters second.
- Loved these 20 pieces of advice from 'old people.' One of the lines I think would be most suitable for our millennial generation to consider is, "People always say, ’’Make sure you get a job doing what you love!’’ But that isn’t the best advice. The right job is the job you love some days, can tolerate most days, and still pays the bills. Almost nobody has a job they love every day." So true! Its a reminder for our generation that we can try and follow our passions or try and find our dream job but the reality is, the perfect job doesn't exist (there will always be good days and bad ones!)
- Along those same lines, this honest article by Mark Manson entitled 'Screw Your Passion' has a dose of reality as another reminder when we need to ensure our feet are planted firmly on the ground. This line resonated: "But more importantly, what I want to say to these people is this: that’s the whole point — “not knowing” is the whole XXXXX point. Life is all about not knowing, and then doing something anyway. All of life is like this. All of it. And it’s not going to get any easier just because you found out you love your job cleaning septic tanks or you scored a dream gig writing indie movies."
- After finishing The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington, this article about 'busyness' and what it is doing to us as individuals and as a society is something I am totally paying attention too more personally now. What are things I do to myself that aren't necessary to survival, both personally and professionally. What are things I can do to help myself relax a bit more and enjoy myself are things I am asking myself more often now, especially as the baby's due date draws closer and closer (less than 2 months to go!)
- So happy that my personal/professional #Blog452 goal (committing to blog here once a week for all 52 weeks of the year) has inspired fellow #GirlBosses like Mackenzie at The Shantybabes Farmhouse, Kimberley at her personal blog, Jen at Savvy Farmgirl and Natalie at Acres by Natalie. Keep up the awesome work ladies!!! :)
- I've always been a huge believer that our activities and hobbies outside of work help us be better in our jobs and the fields we work in, a sentiment shared by Stewart Brown, the founder of Canadian company, Genuine Health.