Brain Stop

Good day! It’s time for me to get ready for work but I ran across the above quote and it stopped me in my tracks because it often seems that way to me. My brain, from the time I wake, usually bombards me with many racing thoughts to the point that I’m already overwhelmed by the time I reach the office. As a human resource associate, my days can fill up quickly without my own intention and despite my already outlined schedule. So it does seem to reason that it stops when I reach the office. It’s already tired of thinking about what I have to do on top of enabling my body to do it. That’s when it gives me one thought: STARBUCKS!

The best bane of my existence is working directly next door to Starbucks. It’s easy, it’s accessible and, as of late, seems to be the only thought my brain wants to give me once I reach the office.  The moment when my brain feels the slightest moment of overwhelm, it says STARBUCKS! Everything but my wallet is ready to go. Sometimes, my wallet is the smartest entity in the office because it’s the reality check. I can want to go all I desire but if the money isn’t there, neither am I.

But back to the actual subject of this post, work.  Sometimes work is overwhelming. Sometimes the only way to get through it is to think of the paycheck, the end of the day, or the upcoming vacation that is happening soon.  I get it because at times I do it. However, it may be the sign you need to think about a change.

 I challenge you to think of the answer to these three questions:

  1. If you had to choose to do one job for the rest of your life, would your current occupation be your choice?
  2. If your current occupation required you to learn more about it in order for you to continue in the position, how eager would you be to learn it?
  3. Are you working your dream job or you still dreaming of your dream job?

These questions may or may not be applicable to your current position if it is an internship or a required stepping stone for the occupation of your dreams but they are designed to make you think about the job into which you’re going. Is it worth it for the money? Do you want to constantly look forward to the next moment you’re off and desperately cling to it for dear life? Do you want to rely on things to help you stay alert, focused or to even give you a reason to be in your occupation? Could you be spending your time and energy doing what will bring you a joyful, invigorating, vibrant life?

Well, I think I’ve given you enough to think about this morning and my hair is not going to do itself. For some reason, I feel as if someone is going to tell me this today.

brain cells

Until next time, may your day be filled with greatness, positivity and working brain cells!