How To Do A Passion Twist
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Changing your passion is one of the hardest things you can do as human being. It can be tricky, frustrating, and sometimes even impossible. That’s why it’s important to know how to make the most out of what you already love before moving onto something new.
We’ve gathered 10 powerful tips that will help you rekindle the flame for your current passion and inspire you to find your next obsession. These are easy to implement and may not require too much time or money.
So let’s get into it!
1. Stop giving up
You have to believe in yourself more than anyone else does before you start changing things around. This might sound cliché, but it’s true – if you don’t believe in yourself, no one will trust you, and thus won’t support you.
Start believing in yourself now, and watch your self-confidence grow as you achieve success with these ten strategies. Who knows, you could become our new favorite thing!
2. Don’t compare yourself to others
Comparison always puts us down. Why would it work otherwise? If someone is doing better than you at something, drop the ball and take a break until you’re both performing the same task.
Then compare results. You’ll see who was really working harder.
Make it your life
After you have mastered the art of passion, make it your life. This will be more difficult than just practicing it for short amounts of time because passion is something that takes over you quickly and then you’re invested!
Passion is usually focused on one thing so once it has been mastered, people can easily see how passionate you are about that field.
However, investing in things that bring out this emotion to other areas is where it gets tricky.
This is why it is important to know what types of passions help you feel good as a person. If you cannot find many outside of work or money, look into changing jobs or fields that require the same level of motivation.
Alternatively, if you already are in career/field that you love, learn how to channel your passion more effectively towards others.
Find your passion and get creative
Finding your passion is not about knowing what you like and then doing that, it’s being willing to try things out. It's being open to experiences and opportunities that challenge you but also feel good.
It's being aware of your strengths and developing them, and using those strength to play smartly with other people's strengths.
It's being able to identify qualities in others and use those as motivation or inspiration.
It's exploring, experimenting, looking for ways to bring out the best in yourself and others. And eventually, it can lead to something bigger — creating an experience people enjoy and thinking of new ways to make that experience even better.
Get rid of things that aren’t helping you
Let go of things that are no longer serving your well-being, whether they're physically (like unhealthy foods or habits) or emotionally (dyeing your hair, using makeup for purposes other than enhancing your looks).
Trash all of them! If you need to keep something for health reasons, then at least reduce how much you are consuming. For example, if you need chocolate to feel happy, try one bar every two weeks instead of one bar every day.
If you've got lots of clothes, get some bags to put those in that help you organize who gets what. Don't buy more unless you have a place for it.
Give away or sell whatever is left over. You will find yourself feeling happier and healthier as you begin to focus on giving back rather than keeping back.
Do not be afraid to lose your temper
Sometimes, in great passions there is excess of anger, or rage. This can sometimes feel better than fear, but it is wrong! When you are angry, do not show this by crying or yelling, instead use proper expression and voice tone.
When someone does something that makes you mad, stay calm at first. Take some time to collect yourself before reacting. Once you have calmed down, think about what could make them do such a thing? Is it because of something they said, done, or left behind?
If so, then try to understand their side and how hurt they were. Let go of the anger if you cannot fix the problem, but don’t let the person get away with it either. If you know anyone who might need help calming down, offer these tips!
These tips will work for anything; breaking up, arguments, or just because you want to watch sports together.
Learn to laugh
A strong passion is not sparked by things that are boring or meaningless, it’s ignited by something you truly care about. People who know this take time to listen and understand you – they give you their attention because they want to see how much you love what you believe in.
When someone has a good idea, you should try hard to agree with them. You should challenge yourself to think outside the box when they propose an alternative strategy or approach, and if you can do that then great! But don’t get too excited unless you really feel the same way, otherwise you could be wasting your energy.
If you don’t agree then go along for the ride anyway, maybe later you will come across a situation where you both have the same feeling? Or even better, you might make a new friend!
There’s a saying which goes like this: ‘A little laughter is good medicine’, and I would definitely agree with that. Laughter is one of the most powerful tools we have as human beings, it boosts our mood, helps us deal with stress and makes us happier.
Connect with others
We become what we are in large part due to our connections with people. Your life will be filled with experiences that strengthen your character, inspire you to keep moving forward, and help you grow into the person you want to be.
Connecting with people can be hard at times. You may feel like you’re running out of things to say, or you may get frustrated when someone doesn’t respond to something you said or done for them.
Don’t worry! With work ethic and time, it is possible to connect with almost anyone. And while some may not agree with everything you do or think about you all the time, they will definitely respect you as a person.
Connection does not happen overnight, but if you work hard to put in the effort, then there’s no telling how many lives you'll influence along the way.
It's worth it.
Focus on your health
A major component of passion is being passionate about something you care about or that makes you feel good. But while most people focus on their work or career, there’s another important area of life to devote time to - your health!
By now, most people know that eating healthy helps promote overall wellness and keeps you feeling strong and productive. Plus, studies show that nutritional diversity aids in preventing disease and symptom remission.
But what if I told you that you can combine these two things into one? You can eat for health -- and also enjoy food!
There are many ways to do this. You can make nutritious foods more appealing by adding flavor or cooking them new ways. The best flavors include spices, fruits, and vegetables.
And how about keeping snacks wholesome? Many nutritionists suggest having some kind of fruit as an easy way to start. Some of our favorite recipes use berries, apples, or carrots as the main ingredient.
Making the changes needed to be healthier isn’t always fun at first, but once you get going, it gives you a sense of fulfillment.
Spend time with your family
As mentioned earlier, being passionate about something comes from experiences and relationships. If you want to see more passion in your life, then make changes to how you spend time with those around you.
Spend time with your parents and siblings who don’t feel like they “measure up” when it comes to passions. They may not agree with yours, but that is okay!
Parents will always put their children before anything else, so do not take this as an insult – instead recognize it for what it is: parent love.
If you want to see growth in someone else’s area of expertise, then invest in them — buy them drinks or food, ask questions, etc. This doesn’t mean doing things they don’t want to be involved in, but try to be supportive where possible.
For example, if someone loves reading, get them a book and read together, if they love sports watch some games with them, and if they are passionate about fashion find ways to help them express themselves (jewelry, clothing).
These things can be expensive, but aren’t unless you really look into them, so think of it as investing in their future.