Did you know that high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, migraines and cases of depression, stress, low mental capacity and sleeping disorders result from having a job you do not love? Experiences from patients of some health experts have advocated the need for young people to find a job which they truly love doing as this would enhance their overall health.
In most circumstances, finding a job that you are passionate about is not an easy task, but your health might depend on it. You may ask, how is this important to my health? The truth is, most people who do what they have passion for are constantly motivated because they live fulfilling lives and this makes them develop a healthy lifestyle which keeps them relevant for future endeavours. They have a lot to live for.
Bills need to be paid, that’s true, and you can only get that from a regular well-paying job; but let’s look at the flip side. Most people engage in jobs that they do not enjoy and remain in places where they are not truly happy. Over time, as the years go by, they find less enthusiasm in getting up to go to work and this impacts negatively on their productivity plus their internal health state. They are almost always grumpy at work. It gets worse when the job has unreasonable targets and unrealistic expectations.
A job that keeps you happy may not necessarily pay you as much, but it will keep you looking forward to the next day. This is what you need to be happy and live a fulfilling life in addition to eating healthy and exercising to keep fit.
So, which would you prefer, a long happy and fulfilling life with a job you are passionate about? Or a short well-funded but unhappy life in which you spend most of it battling ailments you could have avoided if you had settled for a lesser paying job that would give you peace of mind?
You really do not need all the money in the world to stay happy. You only need as much as can keep you going and fund your obligations. It is important to live a satisfying life, that is what really matters.
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