Do you feel like life is so fast paced, your passion fell out of your bag along the way? Do you find yourself chatting about daily routines yearning to say something interesting but nothing comes to mind?
No worries. You may simply need to reconnect to your passion. The key is to follow your curiosity. It knows the path to your passion. Here’s how I do it:
Look at your calendar. Find a few hours of uninterrupted, carefree time. Turn off your phone (yes, off). Then go to a bookstore by yourself, open the door, and STOP. Take a deep breath to leave stress and To Dos behind. This is Your YMoment. It’s just you and your curiosity walking in that door.
Smile (believe me, smiling signals to your curiosity that it’s OK to come out and play!) Now browse, flip through books, look at pictures. Whatever you desire! You might start feeling lighter, relaxed. Forget where you are or the time. These are signs that your curiosity is waking.
Start making a few mental notes – do you find yourself, for example, flipping through baking books? Maybe you could bake a cake for a neighbor? Why not! Don’t try to figure it out, this can diffuse curiosity. But do think about something fun you can DO around that new interest. With your curiosity awake, more doors will open.
Bookstores are great environments for stimulating curiosity. They’re quiet (so we can hear our curiosity speak). We can roam without interruption, and thus reach the carefree, creative zone where curiosity thrives. And they’re filled with boundless options, so YOUR curiosity can grab the wheel and navigate.
When we are living life bursting with curiosity and passion, we are naturally more compassionate with others.
Want more inspiration? Read this real life YStory how I used books to turn a passion into a business.