Ugh, don't you hate those people who like, know their life's calling by age three? We wish everyone could as sure as the kindergartner with MBA aspirations, but we also know that it's not that easy. There are a million and one things you could do, but you need to find out what you would do. Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you're still wondering what you want to do for the next week, the next month, or the next 10 years.
What do I love to do in my spare time?
Here's a #lifehack: If you like to do it in your spare time, there's a good chance you'll like to do it for work. Yeah, you could call it "finding your passion," but we prefer to think of it as capitalizing on your hobbies. Obsessed with video games? Find a career path that lets you code away. Love to bake for your friends? Cop a job at a bakery. Use your free time to figure out how you want to spend your career time.
What does work-life balance mean to me?
Work life balance basically means how you balance work with friends, family, and me-time. But you should remember that work-life balance looks different for everyone. Some people love their work so much it takes up 80 percent of their time. For others, personal time takes more of the spotlight. Not sure how you feel? Make a list of life priorities and number them. If work is a higher priority, you'd love a faster-paced job that takes more time. If you're more into your personal life (and there's absolutely no shame in that) you might prefer a low-key, predictable job that gives you more time.
Who can I talk to?
Finally, seek out someone who can talk you through some of your ideas. It might be a mentor who already works in the industry you love or just a friend who can help you weed out some of the stuff that's holding you back. Personal relationships are like, the unsung hero of the career search. By using your connections and talking it out, you might come up with a career idea that you hadn't thought of before.
You don't need to know exactly what you want to be when you grow up this moment, and the path to your dream career is rarely straight and narrow. But you can start exploring your options today. Like, right now.
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