Now that we’re into February and the month of Valentine’s, love seems to be the most talked about subject; but what if we changed the topic slightly, to doing what you love for a living?
So many of us sleepwalk into jobs we’re not happy in; perhaps you took the wrong degree and now you’re bonded to a career that’s making you unhappy. Could it be a family business that you had join after leaving school? Maybe your salary is the deciding factor in what you’re doing at the moment, even if earning it is making you miserable. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to be so preoccupied with the unhappiness, that we forget to focus on what we really want – what we’d love to do.
It’s been proven that doing a job that makes you unhappy is bad for your physical and mental health. A few reasons:
1. Unproductiveness isn’t good for you or the business you’re working in.
2. Stress can actually take years off your life.
3. Your negative feelings harm the relationships around you, especially those you’re closest to.
4. Life’s too short! Simple but true – life’s too short to do something that makes you unhappy.
I read a great quote recently by Farrah Gray; a crazily motivated man who was a self-made millionaire at 14. He says,“build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” It’s the truth. Your dream doesn’t need to be a fantasy; it can be a reality if you work towards it.
Doing what you love for a living can transform your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health dramatically – follow your dream, and let your heart soar.
I’ve put together a little selection of photos to show you all just how beautiful the shop is looking for February. We’ve curated a range of new inspiring books and products to set minds racing, a selection of cards to get hearts beating, and an assortment of treats to get taste buds tingling.
Doing what you love has never looked so amazing!