1 - Travel
Experience different countries, cultures and religions. Extended periods of travel allows you to fully wind down and embrace a new way of living. Travel isn’t just about beaches and full moon parties. Exploration of new countries and cultures allows you to expand not only your mindset but also your belief system. It is an opportunity to reflect on your own passion and purpose.
Seeing how different people live their lives and getting an understanding of why people do what they do, allows you to contemplate on why you do what you do. This, in itself, creates a future full of opportunities and excitement.
2 - Career change
We often hear of people who quit their high salaried career to pursue a more rewarding path. It doesn’t have to be too big a jump but, taking time out of your existing career, can allow you to focus on what’s important to you; be that more time with your family, pursuing a career that offers fulfilment and satisfaction, or something that aligns with who you are as a person. You never know you might get round to writing that book you’ve always dreamed of.
3 - Health
38% of City workers accredited their job as a major contributor to their bad health. With a further 16% claiming serious health issues, such as stress and anxiety, are a direct result of being overworked. A staggering 78% of senior management earning over 200k have reported ill health as a direct result of their job.
We all have a responsibility to look after ourselves when the going gets tough, which can be easier said than done. But, the question you need to ask yourself is; do you fall into bad habits when you are overworked because you dislike what you do?
4 - Freedom
Flicking the middle finger to your boss who undervalues you, or to those annoying irritants that you have to spend the best of your day communicating with, can be a thing of the past, if you start to take control of your life. Yes, it can be a daunting experience but, stepping outside of your comfort zone and embracing change can be such a liberating experience. What are you waiting for?
5 - Empowerment & Opportunity
Doing what you want to do, when you want to do it, is such an empowering feeling. It really is one of the most remarkable feelings in the world. We live in a country that, in theory, let’s us be as free as a bird to do as we please. We don’t have forced military service obligations or restrictions on travel as some countries do. Yet, we create our own restrictions in life by striving for things that supposedly make us happy - property, cars, pensions and material possessions. Having control over your desired outcome is ultimately what life and freedom is about right?
What are you waiting for?
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