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Am I happy in my job?

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Having lived in big cities for most part of my life, I have been trained to be accustomed to a fast-paced life. Long hours, constant travelling, late night calls, working with toxic colleagues; sounds familiar? I endured this for 22 years. Over time, I felt that my body just coped in an auto mode. At the back of my mind, I knew that this was not sustainable, but this comfort zone was too cushy and familiar for me to do anything about it.

Why don’t we do something about an unhappy situation? I asked myself, and many around me. There are numerous reasons, or excuses (depending on how you look at it) for staying put: money pressure, peer pressure, what else can I do? However, have you ever asked yourself this question: what price am I paying to stay in this comfort zone? Stress, unhappiness, no work life balance, sacrifices, and health are probably the most commonly reoccurring themes. Then ask yourself: is this worth it? Is the balance right?

In my case, I learned the hard way. There are things money cannot buy: time and health. Missing out on key moments with your loved ones, or suffering from a major health issue, or the lack of ability to do things that you really want. Time and health do not wait for you; if you miss the opportunity, you may not get one again.

There is something you can do about it. Ask yourself this question: what makes you happy? What do you really want in life? This answer can be a small and achievable thing like teaching your daughter how to ride a bike, to running that marathon. Small, achievable steps are a good start. When you start to feel the benefits of being happier, you may be in a better position to take a bolder step, and consider stepping away from that toxic job you hated for years.

But how? I know there is not straight forward answer to this question, and everyone’s considerations are different. But this is not an excuse not to try. Start with jotting down a list of ideas that you may be interested in, and how you can test that idea, be in researching through a focus group, start a small business and test the waters, to learning about a new subject that you are passionate about. I did. I started taking courses related to health, primarily around the uses of natural remedies, initially to help myself become healthier, but over time, the newly acquired knowledge inspired me to come up with a business idea that led to GLOHS.

I do not miss my corporate life, the long hours on the plane (and all that radiation I soaked up), lack of sleep, and so little time for myself. What I do with GLOHS now is fun, empowering, enriching, and most of all, makes me happy.

工作,令你變得開心嗎?


身在香港這個煩囂的都市,不少人都像是飽經訓練的士兵,每天過著節奏急速的生活
。長時間的工作、無間斷壓力、零時十分還沒處理完的通話和電郵、明爭暗鬥的辦公室
政治……這些事情可能每天都在你我身邊上映,隨著時間的推展,甚至令不少人習慣了
這種「慢性毒」。可是要摒棄穩定收入、熟悉的工作環境,跳出這個舒適圈另覓出路,
這又談何容易呢?

為甚麼人們願意繼續做著自己不太喜歡的事情?每個人當然有自的原因(或者是藉口
吧!):金錢壓力、朋輩壓力、前路的迷惘……但是很少人會反問自己,如果在這個舒
適圈中繼續停留,其實要付出什麼代價呢?壓力?家庭?健康?生活失衡?這些都是
常見的答案。但,這到底值得嗎?


但希望各位讀者謹記,金錢是重要,但卻不能買到所有東西,尤其是時間和健康。當你
不幸患上嚴重疾病,又或錯過和身邊人的重要時刻,或甚失去做自己真正想要的事情
的能力時,這時候再去埋怨不曾珍惜過去時光,或許就已經太遲了。


如果想稍微從胡同中走出來,可以先問問自己2個問題:有甚麼能使您開心?您生活中想得到什麼?
答案可以只是意見看起來十分簡單並容易實現的事情,例如教您的女兒
如何騎自行車、跑一次馬拉松等,踏出容易走的第一步就已經是一個好的開始。只要
你感受到幸福帶給你的觸動時,或許就會更勇敢地邁出更大的一步,甚至考慮擺脫約
束了您多年的、令你得到同時失去不少的工作。

儘管這個問題沒有一個百分百的正確或錯誤,每個人所考慮的因素也有所不同,但不
要簡單的讓這些原因成為您懦弱的藉口。給自己一個機會,寫下一些感興趣的想法,以
及如何可以實踐它們,期間可以做一些調查研究,或者尋找夥伴一起探討計劃的可行
性,最後甚至可以把它變成一盤生意,試試市場的反應。最重要是在過程中能夠學習到
一種令自己充滿熱情的新事物,令自己變得更好。

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