How To Keep Passion Twists From Unraveling
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Keeping passion alive requires you to work at it every day – consistently putting in effort into relationships that mean something to you.
It’s easy to get distracted when things are not going your way, which can easily destroy momentum. Sometimes, though, these setbacks are necessary for you to realize why certain relationships aren’t working and what you need to do about it.
By being aware of your weaknesses as a person and a lover, you will know how to fix them and keep yourself from making the same mistakes again. You’ll also be conscious of other people’s needs so you won’t hurt them by moving on.
At its most fundamental level, passion is an expression of love. If you no longer feel loved, or if you’re not sure whether or not you do, then it makes sense that your romantic inclinations have dwindled.
Find your passion job
As we know, passion is what keeps us engaged in our jobs. It’s what motivates us when we get stuck at work and we are struggling to find the motivation to keep going.
But too often, passion gets hijacked by something else – like a position or department that seems more promising at first, but eventually proves to be less fulfilling than before.
That’s why it’s so important to identify your ideal career path early on. You don’t want to start working for the wrong thing and later realize you’re not happy there.
Finding your passion job means knowing which field you are most passionate about and making moves towards that goal, but also being willing to make changes if you need to.
Make it a goal
In my experience, passion surges that quickly are never really sustainable. If you want to keep feeling passionate about something, you have to make keeping that passion a goal or a mission.
Something I learned is that if you don’t constantly work at it, the fire will go out.
You'll need to consciously invest in the thing every day to maintain its luster. This sounds like a lot of effort, but it's not very hard when you're talking about things that matter to you.
If you feel overwhelmed during times of low motivation, try grouping your priorities. For example, instead of trying to focus on getting through your daily tasks as fast as possible, prioritize doing those tasks well.
This way, you can preserve the momentum you've got going and eventually move onto other things.
Journal about it
When you feel like your passion is dying, don’t do anything except write down all of the reasons why it will die. Don’t try to pull yourself out of it, just let it run its course!
Once you have written down every reason, then start writing about something different. Try looking up ideas on Pinterest or YouTube to find an easy way to pass time. Reading a book can be fun if you are in the mood for that kind of story.
If you enjoy doing these things, add more of them into your routine. If you're not feeling too passionate at the moment, do what you normally would and shift things around to make room for less intense activities.
This will help you re-focus and get back into the habit of spending time on things that matter to you. It'll also give you some much needed downtime between big projects, which helps you relax and recharge.
Talk to people about it
Sometimes before you know it, passion fades. You get into a relationship with someone who doesn’t seem to feel the same way you do about things, and though you both love each other very much, fire seems to burn down in those flames.
If this happens at least once in your life, you have to learn how to move on.
You need to understand that it is not their fault! They probably want what you want too, but maybe not right now or maybe they just aren’t feeling the same thing.
It is hard to stay passionate when there are signs that your loved one no longer wants the same things as you, but staying together is always the better option than breaking up.
Breaking up isn’t easy, even if you think you’re never going to see them again, but sometimes you have to make space for new dreams. It may hurt at first, but eventually you will be happier.
Do not get too comfortable
If you feel that your career has settled, if you are not challenged by your job, then it is time to look for something new.
It is very difficult to keep yourself motivated when you are doing the same things day in and day out. You will start to lose focus and interest on what you are working on.
A lot of people stay in their jobs longer than they should because they do not see the value in moving up or changing positions.
If this is you, then it is time to consider whether you need to look at ways to improve your current position, or if there is someone else in your organization that could take over your job.
Let’s look at an example. When I was in my early twenties, I spent way too much time thinking about what things I needed to achieve next. I had this list of dreams that consisted of nothing but more money, bigger house, better car, etc.
I would spend hours every day focusing only on getting more and spending time thinking about how I could not afford it yet. It became an obsession!
This is why most people stay in bad relationships for far longer than they should be. They subconsciously accept less-than-stellar situations as ‘normal’ so they feel like they do not deserve happiness.
They fear their partner will find someone else who can give them what they think they want, so instead of moving on, they remain stuck.
Take up meditation
If you feel like your passion is waning, it’s time to do something about it. One of the first things that can help is adding some new layers into your life – beyond work and hobbies.
It’s not enough just to spend hours at home watching TV or hanging out with friends. You have to invest in yourself as an individual.
Start by trying out different types of classes or courses that appeal to you. Perhaps yoga every week? Or how about taking music lessons once a month?
Whatever you choose, let it be for your personal growth and self-development. Even if you don’t really know what you're learning yet, you are still investing in yourself.
Once you've made this investment, try coming to class without having studied anything related. See what happens! You might learn something you had no idea existed.
Investing in yourself doesn't mean spending big money either. Many free resources are available online and through community groups.
Learn to be happy
Let us look at some examples. My friend, you probably know this person or many people like them. They are always up in spirits, they laugh a lot, and everything makes them smile.
They could win a prize every day of the week and still have a great day because they lived a good life and enjoyed what they had.
If you want to keep your passion alive, then learn how to be happier today. It is easier said than done but it can be done!
Many experts say that being grateful for your present situation and living with an attitude of acceptance and forgiveness will help you find happiness.
You must understand that feeling unhappy does not make you feel better. In fact, it may even make things worse.
Closing down parts of your life that don't bring you joy can lead to mental health issues and drug addiction. You need to work on yourself and enjoy the little things in life.