Tips for Pursuing Your Passion While Also Working Your 9–5

Do you have a passion you would love to pursue but don't have time because you have to work your 9 to 5 job? Because SAME. I feel like there's so much happening in my life between trying to navigate my job and being a mom and wife, I hardly have time to pursue any personal interests.

Well, in my quest to find some kind of guidance on this matter, I stumbled upon a few tips from people who successfully balanced pursuing their passion while working their 9 to 5 job:

Schedule Deep Work. Identify and commit to a time of day dedicated to working on your passion. The only person who will pursue your passion is YOU, so you have to keep on top of your own schedule. Make your passion important enough to set aside time every day solely for exploring it.

Prioritize Your Self-Care. You won't be able to pursue your passion OR work your job if you are not mentally and physically ok. I am still working on this, but even just establishing a proper morning/nighttime routine can help you slow down and focus on doing something for yourself.

Follow Your Curiosity. Your passion should be something that you enjoy and are curious about. Don't focus on what could eventually turn into a money maker, focus on how much you enjoy and want to learn about your passion, and your motivation to pursue it will remain strong!

Hopefully, this short list of tips helps you refocus your mindset when it comes to your passion. I wanted to keep it short so it's easy to remember and doesn't feel like you have to do a complete, overwhelming overhaul of your life just to find balance. Take it one step at a time, and if you have any tips you'd like to share with me, please do!

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