Logic Of The Day: 12.06.2018.
Ignore the millennial myths. Here’s how people throughout history have proven that having a day job can inform and even inspire your creativity. How many times this week did you think, feel, or say: “I wish I had more time?” Time, or our lack of it, is a modern-day obsession, am i right?
We all wish we had more of it, we wish we had more control of it and we wish our need to make money didn’t take so much of it. Because if we had more time, THEN we would write that book, go on that trip, start that project. Of course we would. If only we had more time.
And it kind of makes sense.
Day jobs can be, well, draining. The bored, miserable people you see on the commuter train are a testament to exactly that. It’s so easy to feel like your life is just a series of sleep, work, repeat. Damn. But what if you decided to start viewing your day job as an enabler rather than a constrainer? What if your lack of time is, in fact, a mindset? What if it isn’t your day job that’s holding you back, it’s you?
T.S. Eliot wrote The Waste Land while working as a banker, because he liked the fact his creative pursuits weren’t being strained by the need to make a living. Kurt Vonnegut got published while working as a car dealer. Lewis Carroll was actually a full-time mathematician called Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. J. R. R. Tolkien spent his whole life working in academia. Lord of the Rings was his side hustle.
I’m not out here saying it’s easy. It’s not. Being more mindful of your time and setting boundaries with your day job is hard. But it’s possible, if you really want it to be. Your day job can only define or constrain you if you allow it to.
Except From The Article; Your Day Job Doesn’t Have to Kill Your Creativity By Bianca Bass.