The Toxic Trait That's Hardest to Let Go
For me. I'd love to hear your story though.
I talk a lot about mental health and work-life balance. But sometimes, it's hard to follow what I preach.
In 2021, my dream was to earn a 5 figure USD monthly income by the end of the year. But I had to work so hard for that goal, that by year-end, I was burnt out.
I realize now that though money is important, it's much more important to wake up with enthusiasm each day and have the fire in your heart to tackle your work.
If you're always exhausted, or if you let your self-worth be defined by how much you've achieved, it's hard to reach that balance and peace of mind.
This year, my goal is to spend each day only working for 5 hours. The rest of the time is to engage in things that truly make me happy and aren't related to work in any way.
I am trying to stick to this routine, but sometimes, the guilt of not working enough is too strong.
Sometimes, I fall into the abyss of overthinking and wonder how much more I can achieve if I only put in extra hours of work.
I try to not let such thoughts force me to go back into the grind and wear myself out by overworking.
Every day, I don't succeed. But every day, I am closer to my goal of a 5-hour workday.
If I truly want to let go of one negative trait this year, it's the trait of letting my self-worth be defined by how productive I am or how much money I make.
I even made a YouTube #shorts addressing the topic:
This year, my goal is to be truly present in what I do, be grateful for all that I have, and not let "work" become my "life."
What's a toxic trait you're trying to let go of in 2022? Let me know by replying to this email or leaving a comment below.🔥
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