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You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup: Spend 1 Hour a Day on YOU

Updated: Nov 12, 2023

In a frantic world of responsibilities, obligations, and the pressures of the day, it's easy to lose joy. Many of us find ourselves stuck in our routines, only giving of ourselves to others, and forgetting to fill our own cup. Overtime, this leads to stress, burnout, and a general sense of dissatisfaction – even depression. But there’s good news! There's a simple yet profound philosophy that can transform our lives: Spend one hour a day doing something you love to do. In today's coach's cue, I will explore the importance of pursuing a personal passion without REGRET, and how it can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Doing Stuff You Love Fuels Motivation

When you do what you love, you're more motivated and driven to excel in that area. This passion provides a natural source of energy that allows you to tackle other challenges and overcome obstacles with more enthusiasm. It's this inner fire that keeps you going when things get tough. Whether it's a hobby, a career, or a personal project, the excitement and joy you derive from doing what you love can push you to achieve remarkable things.

Doing Stuff You Love Develops Creativity and Innovation

Passion and creativity go hand in hand. When you're deeply engaged in something you're passionate about, your mind becomes more open to new ideas and innovative solutions. This creative spark can lead to groundbreaking discoveries that transfer over into all other areas of your life. You become more open to exploring new ideas and solutions to life’s challenges.

Doing Stuff You Love Builds Your Sense of Purpose

One of the most significant benefits of doing what you love is the sense of purpose it provides. When you wake up every day with a clear understanding of what drives you, you experience a profound sense of fulfillment. Your life has direction and meaning beyond the mundane tasks that often occupy our days. This sense of purpose can lead to increased happiness and overall life satisfaction.

Doing the Stuff you Love Improves Mental Health

Engaging in activities that bring you joy can have a profound impact on your mental health. Studies have shown that pursuing your passions can reduce stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression. It provides an emotional outlet and a way to cope with life's challenges. When you're doing what you love, you're more likely to experience a positive outlook on life.

Doing Stuff you Love Elevates Expertise

Whether you love painting, playing an instrument, coding, or CrossFit, dedicating time to your passion allows you to build expertise and master your craft. The more you engage with what you love, the better you become at it. This sense of progress and growth can be incredibly rewarding and boost your self-esteem and confidence.

Doing Stuff you Love Leads to a Balanced Life

Doing what you love can help you achieve a better work-life balance. When you enjoy your work and your hobbies, it becomes easier to prioritize your commitment to spend time doing both. This balance can lead to a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle, reducing the risk of burnout and chronic stress.

Doing Stuff you Love Inspires Others

When you pursue your passions, you become an inspiration to you partner, kids, family and friends. Your dedication and enthusiasm can motivate those around you to explore their own interests and follow their dreams.

In a life of demands and distractions, taking 1 hour a day doing what you love is beacon of light that guides you towards a more full and meaningful existence. Whether it's a hobby, a career change, or simply dedicating more time to the activities you love, the benefits are undeniable. It fuels motivation, sparks creativity, provides a sense of purpose, and promotes better mental health. Moreover, it allows you to build expertise, maintain a balanced life, and inspire those you love and take care of. For me, CrossFit has been my hour daily escape for over 10 years. I carve out time for it and I do it without regret everyday. Taking 1 hour a day for myself makes me a better human. It’s what recharges me, makes me feel worthy, and empowers me with the clear mindset I need to be a dedicated dad, husband, son, friend, and coach. Your journey to a more fulfilling life begins with a simple step. Consider it a non-negotiable appointment and schedule into your calendar on a consistent basis. If you make the commitment, the joy of life will truly multiply for you.

With gratitude,

Coach A.

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