I Ditched the Corporate World to Find the Balance of Work and Play
Someone once told me it will be different outside the box. It will be hard. It will not be the same as what I am used to—clock in and out, monthly pay check, yearly team buildings and all. Yes, it is different. But for me, amidst the risk you have to endure with freelancing, it is better on my end. It is all worth it.
I have always been the pursuer of dreams. In college, I am a brave heart. I yearn for knowledge. For new learning. For experiences that will equip me to learn more. And to do more.
But there was a phase in my life where I do not know where to go. Much as I work hard to oblige and to meet people’s expectations, how ever unrealistic they were, I still feel like I am chasing nothing. I obediently comply. No ifs, no buts. I say sorry. I apologize. And I try more. Even harder.
But maybe some time in our lives we will realize battles which are not worth pursuing. No matter how hard you try to prove your worth and do your best, maybe that is something that is not for you.
And you will never know unless you go out and see more of what life has to offer.
Shifting to working the non-traditional way
I realized that there is more to life than being boxed in the office. I mean, in this digital age, the balance of work and play should be more capitalized than merely working our ass off for salaries that barely make ends meet. Worse is that after this hard work, you sacrifice your time on things that matter than the paycheck.
And so i shifted to a digital nomad lifestyle–something I never regretted.
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Seeing the worth of family and self
Yes, we need to work. And yes, we need time for our personal life. Some may say this is not possible. You need to work hard to give more to your loved ones. While I do not question people’s notion on this, I know that work and play should always come together, to make life better and more worth of living.
Giving more time at work, say over time work, plus the never ending saga on EDSA’s traffic, rude cab drivers, unfortunate events on the road, are something you need to reconsider.
I gave up on these things.
Choosing to find the balance of work and play also means giving more time for your self. Before you even take care of yourself, you need to look after your very own body. It’s yours! And it’s you who will eventually suffer when your body gives up on you.
The balance of work and play
Nope. I honestly do not have the concrete answers. The exact formula cannot be found in this blog post nor on Google or from life coaches. I believe you need to create a way on how to find it. Take the first step to find the balance.
I can’t say I did it but I am continuously practicing. I am far from it.
But I am learning each day. And each day after I decided to find that middle ground I have been looking for, I can’t feel but be happy and fulfilled. And if your heart is filled with so much joy and willpower, I know I am on top of my game.