My fellow LinkedIn group (Connect:Professional Women's Network) member and blogger Danielle Gardner summarizes this need by defining "Avocation".
"it’s not a word that is used much these days so let me share with you my take on what it means. Our avocation is what we do for our own pleasure, enjoyment and relaxation. These are pursuits that call us away from our regular work and that provide us with the fuel we need for everything else in life."It's worth looking harder at. As they say, though, "The struggle is real". In her blog Dannielle confirms what we all know, we put off doing things that are good for ourselves because our time is dedicated to all the things we NEED to do. Guilty here. The answer is in
Dani Gardner, "What's Your Avocation?"
- Commitment. Committing to something takes it off Optional Status and makes it a part of your Task List. Commitment that will enable you to pursue your own art and poetry. Next:
- Appointment. Schedule time for your avocation(s) like you for your work.
- Experience. Once you experience and enjoy your avocation, a cycle will begin that will drive you to continue.
I would love to hear from you about your avocation and how pursuing it makes your life and business better.
My avocation? Scrapbooking.