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Many of us moms reach a point where we emerge from the haze of a life of demands from our newborns and young kids and feel the intense urge to find our passions again. It’s all too easy to feel like we’ve lost ourselves in motherhood. We struggle to remember who we are and what our dreams and passions were. It can be difficult to rediscover them and many of us become frustrated because we aren’t where we genuinely want to be in our lives. If you feel frustrated by not being able to find your passion, here are six useful tips to help you figure out your passion.
1. Do Many Things
While it may feel a bit overwhelming to have a lot of interests, it is one of the most crucial steps to figuring things out. It is much better to have a lot of options and interests than none at all. Make a list of everything that you are interested in and focus on two to start. If you realize it’s not what you thought, scratch it off the list and move on.
2. Stay True to Yourself
Stop doing what you hate just because you’ve already invested time and money into the pursuit. The secret to getting unstuck is to take the steps toward doing what you love. Don’t feel you have to be confined to a box and stop worrying about being defined by a single thing. Even though motherhood is incredible, it doesn’t have to be everything. You’re allowed to be an incredible mom AND have other dreams, too.
3. Focus On Yourself
You can’t continue to compare your beginnings to someone else’s middle. You will never find your true passion in life if you are always watching and comparing your journey to the life of those around you. Focus on you and where you are in your journey and stop worrying about everyone else around you.
4. Let Go of Fear
Fear will convince you to pass up opportunities because you can’t see past taking the first step. For you to find your passion, you will need to make big leaps of faith. Let go of that fear and dive in headfirst.
5. Be Still
We tend to get confused with all the ideas, thoughts, and emotions that are swarming through our minds, leaving us to become frustrated because we can’t see to figure our life out. Sometimes, we need just to do nothing to realize that what we are passionate about has been in front of us the entire time.
6. Forget About the Money
Interesting tip coming from me, huh, since I teach you how to be a present mom AND a PROFITABLE entrepreneur 😛 However, forgetting about the money helps you discover your passion and once you know what your passion is, then we’ll think about the money 😉 Money shouldn’t be the determining factor in what you do with your life. When you bring money into the equation, you will usually end up doing something that you’re not passionate about. When you are genuinely excited about something, you’ll figure out how to make a living from it. (And I’m here to help you with that, too, of course!)
Finding your true passion in life will take time. However, by following these six tips, you will find your passion before you know it! Join the Mom CEO Club to be inspired by the journey of other fellow mom entrepreneurs and get the support and encouragement that you need to stay motivated!