Regain Your Childhood Enthusiasm; Don’t Let Life Get in the Way

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, January 3, 2020

Regain Your Childhood Enthusiasm; Don’t Let Life Get in the Way

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, January 3, 2020

We all know what enthusiasm is. It’s that feeling you get when you’re caught up in doing something. Time just seems to fly by, and you have a lot of energy to put into that thing. You never seem to get tired, and nothing seems to bother you. Unfortunately, enthusiasm often comes only for doing fun things like watching a movie or going dancing. It’s not always there when you go to work.

Childhood Enthusiasm

You may remember how, when you were a child, certain subjects fired up your enthusiasm. For some people, this happened more in the arts while for others, it was in literature. Some were enthusiastic about science while others were enthusiastic about playing sports. And many of us ended up choosing a career about which we felt enthusiastic, based on our childhood experiences.

People Change and Enthusiasm Fades

As time goes by, enthusiasm fades and our jobs start to seem very monotone, even if they are in a field we love. Partly, this might be because people change. The same things which made us enthusiastic when we were younger don’t do so anymore once we’re middle-aged.

Getting Bogged Down by Life Issues

Enthusiasm also fades because we get bogged down by other things. These might include financial difficulties or relationship problems. Family obligations might also bring us down if we are unable to fulfil them. We get preoccupied with these things and we are unable to focus on doing the things we love.

Getting Things Out of the Way

There are some ways to get back the enthusiasm we lost. Some people like to get everything else out of the way first. If you know that your home is clean, you are stocked up on groceries and you’ve done your workout for the day, then you are no longer going to be preoccupied by these things, and you’ll be able to focus on work or any personal projects that are meaningful to you.

Carving Out Time

There are, however, times when you just can’t seem to get done with everything else. And then, it’s important to carve out time for the things you really want to do. You can’t put off your dreams until you’re done with everything else.

Meditation and Visualization

So you need to clear your mind and focus until you feel those creative juices flowing again. Some people find that meditation helps them to do this. Others find that some form of visualization or even exercise can help to clear the mind and help it to focus in a natural way. The idea is not to force yourself into doing the things you love but to find that quiet place inside yourself from where all the ideas come.