In my life, everything is a hobby. Work, bodybuilding, krav maga, girls, basketball, my blog - all hobbies. I roll up to work and step into the office each day, eager to solve a new problem, develop a new solution. I step into the gym, prepared to break a personal record. Into my krav academy, ready to perfect the latest defense. Into the bar, excited to meet a new girl. This list goes on.
When you view life as a collection of hobbies a few things happen. The most important? A natural balance emerges. No longer do I obsess over lifting weights, building computers, or playing basketball. Instead I have a handful of activities I love to do. And you know what, I am constantly making progress somewhere across the spectrum, and this is extremely satisfying.
In the rare case I begin to become consumed by one of them (for example, last week I spent hours redesigning my blog.. take a peek), it is not long before something occurs in a different area to snap my life back into balance. It is natural. Last week this took place in the form of meeting a new girl while buying a scarf. My focus was immediately shifted. And today? I just finished a rest week, and I am pumped to get back at it in the gym.
Do you view your life in a similar fashion?