From what seems like a long time ago I chose writing as my main career focus. When I chose writing before, I didn't know how hard the work was going to be from writing a book to working on a blog consistently. I wish now that the books I read like Max Lucado I wish they mentioned how hard it was when you chose writing as your career. But maybe they didn't want to discourage people to not do it and look like a downer.
Have you chosen something as your career or something that you really love doing and you didn't see how hard it really was going to be until you did it for a while? I think we have all been there where we first start out doing what we love strong and with passion and the more we do it when we start it seems so easy and all your ideas are running fresh. But then after doing it for years we start to lose that feeling and it starts to feel like work. I think it's so easy to feel that way when we've been doing the same thing for so long. Trust me I'm really bad with sticking with something for so long and have to find ways to motivate myself to do it. When you can't go on a vacation every time you feel like you need a break from your job and when you feel you need to be refreshed I want to list a few things you can do to re-motivate and refresh yourself to keep doing what you are doing...
1.Go for a long walk and look around and focus on what's around you (you can go on prayer walks too)
2.Read fun books- Sometimes reading can help with our creativity and you can feel like your in a different world when you're stressed out about the work you do and can take your mind off of things
3.Listen to sermons or podcasts to motivate yourself and give you new fresh ways to look at things
4. Talk to others who have a passion to do the same thing you do
5.Do something totally different ever tried knitting or making rainbow loom scarves, painting? Drawing? Going to a different coffee shop to work on your writing?
6.Make a journal full of your goals and keep track of your goals and write down what you want to accomplish (I am doing this too) it's a new exciting way to look at things
Even when you feel tired don't give up on your passion, even if you feel like you've been doing it for so long and feel like you want to do something else. Don't quit. Even if people are telling you that you can't do it or that you shouldn't do it, know that you have what it take. Even if you feel like no one can see your hard work God sees and will reward you. God is cheering you on and so am I. Keep it up friend. Whenever i felt stuck or felt like giving up I always wished I had someone there to cheer me on or encourage me or give me a word so here I am cheering you on and giving you ideas for a fresh new start.
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9