Women are often made to feel guilty for wanting more in life. The expectations from her are endless but there is a disclaimer on her dreams. How often have you heard “Sab kuch toh hai so why are you still not happy”? If you feel this way then read on.
Wanting more in life is not equal to being ungrateful. It simply means you have ambition. It means you believe in yourself and expect more from yourself. You might not be sure which path to take but you know that you want to take a step and explore more.
Comfortable people often stay comfortable in one place. Uncomfortable people find ways to change their life. Being uncomfortable, frustrated or bored is not always a bad sign. It can be life-changing if you take it as a challenge. It forces you to introspect. It compels you to find a solution. It drives you to take action. You will find many real-life examples of successful people who faced adversity in life and found unique ways to survive. Survival instinct makes one do powerful things. Boredom often sparks creativity and inspires you to think out of the box.
Most moms operate on autopilot. Many women often don’t find suitable circumstances, support or motivation to do something for themselves. Many want to do more in life but don’t know how o begin. If you feel this way then you pat your back. Getting lost is not a bad sign it shows you are exploring. Switching careers or getting back to work after a sabbatical is not easy. Find something that you enjoy. You can revive your passion for writing, drawing, making a craft or even studying. Do not mistake basing your decision on how much money you can earn. Do what you love and the money will follow.
How to Channel your Frustration and find your passion–
1. Ask why?- Write down the reasons behind your frustration.
2. Do you feel stuck?- Break the routine. Life can get mundane.
3. Take a stock of your resources- Family support, options to hire help and financial support.
4. List your strengths- What do you enjoy doing? What sparks joy?
5. Don’t let money drive your decision. Let money be a consequence of your passion.
6. Make a plan- invest time, effort and required resources to back your passion
7. Get started and remember it is okay to fail.
Motherhood is consuming. You can get lost. Your life can become about your home, kids and others. It is okay to want more. It is not selfish to think about yourself also. It is never too late to ask yourself “ What do I want to become in life ?”.
I want to become a famous cartoonist. I want to see my cartoons in print someday and publish a book. I am enjoying my current state of the frustration about how to get there. I am not lost, I am exploring 🙂
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