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Eight hours outside of work

You can survive the worst of it when you're passionate about what you've created in the last eight hours.

By danielhuangPublished 2 months ago 4 min read

I've heard it said for a long time that the time between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. will determine how you live your life. When I think back to my days after work, I can't help but have some resonance. I started my after-hours blogging life three years ago, when I was fresh out of college, in a low position, with a lot of overtime and working until 10 every day. I set myself a goal of writing 1,000 words a day, then slowly increased to 1500 words, thunder hit, even until two or three in the morning. Such force oneself for a period of time, really write a lot of pleasure. After everything has nothing to do with work, think about it, all because of this blog started, slowly scattered, whether it is to know more wonderful people, or book film, can slowly derive the credit of this blog.

Some people will say that they work late, every day tired half dead, just want to go home to wash and sleep, or see if you are the one, where there is energy to do other things? Who hasn't had a hard time? Most of the time, we will make excuses to ourselves, such as "too tired to die", "I will do it tomorrow", "really have no energy", so day by day, nothing has changed.

Too many people just complain that the job is boring, the salary is too low, want to escape, but never have the courage to escape, in fact, do not have the ability to escape. It's rare that we do something cruel to ourselves, fall into the abyss of doom day after day, and don't want to move away from the TV to read one more page of a book.

Inspirational legend is on every day, everyone will sincerely admire those who have succeeded through their own hard work, but also slowly to the inspirational story of the struggle line of the heart weak. All inspirational stories are just inspirational stories and will never resonate with you.

No one is lucky enough to do a job that they love. Most of them work to earn a living. If you have a big ambition and what you think is your natural talent, try these other eight hours and be hard on yourself. Say no to dinners and karaoke, say no to parties and outings, and actually sit at home for a while, read a book, or study something you love. You may say that this is too bad for you to enjoy the good life, but the truth is that you can't have it both ways. If you want to travel like a successful person and make a lot of money at the same time, you must first go from ordinary people to successful people.

In fact, I always feel very private, if you can really use the eight hours after work to create more self-worth for yourself, is a really good way to calm people down. If you now have an after-work to-do list, the hours at work tend to be very focused, because the biggest goal is to stay on schedule and not stay late, so you don't have time to engage in endless infighting and gossip with colleagues. If one day I do enough outside of work to support myself, or enough to balance the drudgery of the office, that would be a perfect situation.

Now my life seems regular and pure. I get up at 7 am every morning, write at 7:40-9:00, and then go to work. After work, I spend family time with my family, reading for an hour and sleeping. On weekends, when the family sleeps in, they get up and write. In the afternoon, it's family time and there's enough time to do the things they want to do without getting in the way of family time.

The most important thing is that writing has successfully become a way for me to relieve pressure. When I am under great pressure at work, I will be able to write and read in peace when I go home. My spirit will be excited immediately.

With a little more effort, you can get great happiness in the future, and a little side project can create your life. You can survive the worst of it when you're passionate about what you've created in the last eight hours.


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