5 Ways to LOVE What You Do!
I am a family childcare provider and I ABSOLUTELY love this job! I have been doing it for more than 20 years and I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. Do you love your job? If not, there are a few things you can do to change that. You CAN love what you do!
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5 Ways to LOVE What You Do!
Here are 5 ways to make sure you LOVE what you do.
The number one way to enjoy any part of your life is to practice being grateful. Are you a provider too? You could be grateful you get to work at home with your own kids, or grateful you don’t have to work for a mean boss, or grateful you get to give what YOU think is best to the kids instead of being told you have to follow practices you don’t think are the right ones.
If you are not a provider, what can you find about your job to be grateful for? I mean, we should all be grateful that we HAVE a job and can earn income for our families. You can be grateful for your paychecks, grateful for your coworkers, your boss, or whatever you have at your job that is good. If you think your life is all bad, look around, there is always someone that is much worse off than you.
You are blessed. If you have a hard time realizing it, make a list and add things to it that you can be thankful for and start focusing on those things instead of negative things. It will change your life, I promise!
Give your 100% at your job.
If you barely show up and don’t give your best, you are never going to feel happy with yourself. You have to take pride in what you’re doing. If you don’t care, I’m sure other people who do would love to have your job. Putting your whole effort in gives you a reason to show up every day.
Find hobbies or things you like to do outside of work that you can look forward to doing each week.
Do you love concerts on the weekends? Do you love to crochet in the evenings? Find people with similar interests you can connect with. My Pastor always used to say, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Pastor knew what was up. You have to have balance in your life.
Do what you love and love what you do
Take your time off to relax.
If you are a provider, you may not have paid time off for vacation, but make sure you take enough time off to take care of yourself. Childcare is a super hard job that has a really high burnout rate. The hours are long, the pay is low, and there is not a lot of respect for what we do.
Most people think we do daycare because we can’t do anything else, but few people stop to realize that some of us do daycare because we think it’s the most important job in the world! I know that’s why I do it. I want to know what I do really MATTERS.
We are molding the future. If you are not a provider, whether you get paid time off or not, if your job allows time off, you need to take it. Rest and relaxation makes you more productive. It can also give you a new perspective and a new start. Everyone needs time off!
Take care of yourself.
You can’t give your best if you don’t have it to give. Eat well, exercise, drink lots of water and take good care of you. You are so worth it.
Don’t forget that you get what you put out and if you are living a positive life, good things will happen. Not everything good happens to good people all the time, but overall, your life will be good.
Practice gratefulness and focusing on the good until that’s what you go to automatically. It will make a better life for you. Life is really a string of unexpected surprises. The real living comes in the life you make between the challenges. It’s all about how you see your situation. Perspective is key.
Some of my friends have written posts about what they love! I can’t wait to read them. You can check them out below.
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