While I was taking a stroll in nature, my mind was thinking a lot about work stuff and future plans and I thought “why I am not enjoying nature and the stuff around me? Why do I care so much about work right now?”
My theory (based on books I have read):
Our brain is empty when you are a baby. After you are put into this world, all this information and events happen to you and you need to process it. Now in this busy world with all kinds of social media, entertainment and news you get an overload of information and you don’t have the (resting) time to process all this crap. Or you will probably do this when you are asleep, that is, if you can get enough sleep.
There are a lot of things to care about:
- yourself and health (nr.1 to function properly)
- your family and friends (happy times)
- earning money to live in this world (so I guess that’s work)
- the rest of the time that you spend on this earth (I call this hobby)
- news (I don’t care about this. Why would you care? To care about society?)
- rules of society (so you don’t get into jail and stuff)
My blog is called Lazy Pig Passion, because I found myself lazy by not doing ‘work/hobby’ stuff. So I hoped by forcing myself to work on stuff, that I would find my passion.
I think passion is like a carrot on a stick dangling in front of you, so you know where to walk in this big world. If you don’t have a carrot, you are wandering around aimlessly.
But now I noticed, I am not enjoying this carrot very much anymore. I want a new carrot. Actually I want a taste of this carrot, and hop to another one to taste that carrot. I don’t want one thing to ‘hobby’ on. I like to try and discover new things. So I am not sure whether I still can be passionate about videos either. I feel like I want something totally new, like learning a music instrument, dancing or riding a motorcycle.
-Okay, enough brain stuff. Get back to video editing!
Take a moment for yourself and see what things you want to care about and what not. Have a good Friday and see you in the next post!
2 thoughts on “Finding the right carrot”
I’m in the same boat with you. The things I used to be passionate about just aren’t interesting to me anymore. Your not-having-a-carrot analogy is spot on for me. Every day feels pretty meaningless: Wake up, work, eat, sleep, repeat. What am I doing with my life?
Actually, lately I’ve been daydreaming about dropping everything and just moving to a completely foreign, “more exciting” environment. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I find the day-to-day lifestyle in this country pretty boring and there’s not much to do besides drinking. Especially for foodies, the Netherlands just doesn’t have that much to offer. I envy the abundance of delicious food and convenience in the vibrant colorful high-density cities of Asia.
Who knows, it could give me a new positive outlook on life, or maybe I completely hate it after a while, or I get a newfound appreciation for the “boring” life I have right here. Well you know, the grass is always greener on the other side.
Thanks for sharing your story!
I totally agree with you. Life in Asia sounds much more interesting and imagine all the delicious food you can eat.
If you have the opportunity to move abroad, why not?
If moving is too big of a step. Maybe try something smaller first, like a new hobby: fishing, sculpting or dancing… Something to keep you busy and happy.