What do you LOVE doing?

Ikigai, flow and longevity

My mission is to help people remain fulfilled and confident in their working lives.  I’ll help you on your journey and find your purpose so that you’re working life doesn’t feel like work.

This week I’m looking at “IKIGAI” – just say icki-guy.  It’s a Japanese idea of finding your true purpose in life, a mindset to change your life for the better, the reason for getting out of bed in the morning.  I’m using the ideas here to look at what we should be considering when heading off on our career journey.

TODAY – lets start with “WHAT YOU LOVE” – it’s probably the easiest to starting point.  In the comments below – write about 3 things you LOVE doing.  Don’t think about work/career as such. 

To start off, I’m sharing with you what I LOVE doing. 

1        Firstly, I love connecting with people.  I don’t mean I have to be meeting loads of people, at parties and large social events all the time.  I do mean taking time to really listen to what others have to say, uncovering their meaning and finding out more about them as a person.  You know the times when you feel a real buzz when you have connected with someone and have a meeting of minds? 

2        The next on top of the list of things I like doing is being outside walking, cycling and recently some running (very slowly!).  It’s always been important to me to be able to be in the fresh air, in the hills and close to nature.  Any good weather and it’s my “go to” place.

3        My third choice is about being creative.  I’ve always loved sewing in any form and music – listening and playing.  During this lock down period I’ve even dusted off my flute and practiced again.  I really do need loads of practice!!!  Of an evening, picking up some sewing or learning how to crochet is just one of those things that makes me feel OK with the world.

What 3 things are at the top of your list that you LOVE doing?  Leave a comment below and we can see how this journey develops!

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