Breaking Free From That 9-5
Are you feeling bored and uninspired in your dull 9-5 job? So many people feel trapped and suppressed, conforming to the expectations of having a ’normal,’ safe, everyday job. But in this day and age, it’s becoming easier to break free from this societal boundary and do exactly what you love - and get paid for it. If you’re restless and wanting a change, there are plenty of options available for you to grab to change your life. Freelancing If you have a passion and talent, and you find yourself spending your time daydreaming about ‘if only’ you could do that full time - what’s stopping you? With effort comes rewards. If you put all of your time and focus into turning your passion into your job, it will pay off both financially and in your emotional wellbeing. You could be into taking photographs, writing, making things, helping people - the possibilities are endless. It may not be easy, to begin with, and this takes a lot of dedication, but if you have a skill - somebody will pay for it. Becoming a freelancer could be the perfect option for you to improve your quality of life. Image via (copyright-free) Blogging It is sometimes hard to believe that you could make a living through merely sharing your thoughts with other like-minded individuals. But this is the reality! Establishing yourself a great blog, with interesting and quirky content, can overtime earn you enough to ditch the dreaded 9-5. There are blogs about all sorts; fashion, health, business, agriculture - you name it. If you have a natural flair for writing and something compelling to share, what can you lose by giving it a go? Setting yourself up is quick and easy too - there is an array of websites to choose from to host your blog, as well as loads of helpful tips for successful blogging online. Travel Many of you have probably been toying with the idea of packing in that day job to go traveling. You live on an enormous planet, with endless incredible sights and experiences just waiting to be seen. So why are you sat at a desk, hating your job instead? Granted, we need money to travel, and you may be wondering how you could afford it. Initially, you may need to save up before going, or you may opt for a faster way, getting a credit card for example (be sensible here! If you do, shop around for one with reasonable interest rates and credit card bonus’!). But once you are on your way around the world, experiencing true freedom, it will all become worth it. You can also earn money while traveling, by blogging as above. A way in which you can encourage like-minded people to take a year out of the forty-plus working years, for themselves.To conclude, you should never feel constrained to continue working hours that you don’t want to do, in a job that does not fulfill you. What is most important in your well being, and getting the most out of life! What could be better than freedom?