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5 ways to pursue a passion project while working a full-time job

The Passion Project

Various studies show that creative hobbies increase our happiness and well-being, and they can even make our work more productive.

Spending more time on something we are passionate about, unrelated to our work, boosts our confidence at our jobs.

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Discover your passion

In order to be able to be happy, one should do what he or she likes as work. However, not always what we are drawn to can bring us money.

If you are willing to pursue your hobby and make profit out of it, you should first make sure that doing what you like can actually help you live a decent life. Therefore, if you do have a hobby, you might want to consider checking out if there is a real market for it. For almost everything that is well presented there can be a market. So go on and take your chance!

Decide on a field

Once you have committed to turning your passion into something profitable, the next step is to carefully research the options: check if there is a real demand for your offer, have a a look at what competition has to offer, etc.

Furthermore, maybe the most important is to find ways to innovate. This way, you will develop your competitive spirit and gain clients while learning to become better in the chosen field.

Passion

Passion is not something you discover. 

Passions tend to be developed. It’s not just about being intense about what you’re doing but waking up week after week, month after month, ...

Clear out the distractions

One reason you may not know your passion: you haven’t given yourself the time and space to pursue it. 

Reflect on how you’re using your time, and whether or not you want to be distracted by these temptations.

Think of a passion as like an internship

Most internships serve as a trial run for a job — while you’re acquiring skills and knowledge, you’re also trying to see if you want to commit. 

Just like an internship, a passion is something you learn by doing. It takes experience; it takes trial and error.

Meditation

Meditation significantly lowers depression, stress, and anxiety – the key reasons for a restless mind. 

Elimination of these factors greatly helps in improving concentration, thus increa...

Playing Puzzles

Puzzle games and crosswords are both good mind stimulators and can improve your brain power, confidence, and self-esteem.

Their inherent attractiveness lies in the fact they are challenging. Solving puzzles makes your brain work continuously, thus making you push the limits of your intellect.

Artwork

A hobby that you can pursue in a relaxed and non-competitive environment opens up the creative windows of your mind. 

Try something like embroidery instead of the usual paintings and water-color drawings.