My 9-5 job is pretty draining…mentally, emotionally, and physically. Even on days when I don’t react to the office BS I find myself needing to vent…needing a outlet to release the stress giving half a shit can create.
Yeah I could stop caring. I’ve taken great pains to work on that…slowly…
Anywho…I was thinking yesterday that I don’t have a viable outlet. Everyone needs a viable, tangible outlet that will help them relieve stress. Something that I can look forward to and plan.
Some people go to the gym after a stressful day.
I told my co worker I wanted to go to a gun range…totally viable way to blow off steam.
Going on vacation (after not having been on one in hmmmm 8 years) is another way.
Escaping in the great city of my birth NYC and exploring the museums and checking out galleries is another way that I can disconnect and be transported away from whatever reminders of my 9-5 follow me after 5p.
So take a class on their favorite hobbies.
In the past I thought of my writing as my hobby. Not only have I not made time to write…the whole drained when I get home thing is a big blow to my passion…I can’t consider my would be career a hobby. There isn’t much focus in that, at least for me.
What are some of your outlets? Ways that you vent when life is mean mugging you?
PSA, I don’t hate my job…I heavily dislike my job…because it is my job NOT my career. I am aware that some of my need for a outlet comes from having a job vs. a fulfilling career…
I’m working on that…slowly…
~Until next time~