When I surf the Internet on my daily journey, I see a billion articles that want to show me how I can optimize my life, how I can become more successful, how I can be one of the top 1%. And even if I read some of them and think that they are good advice, I won’t implement any of them in the end. Because if you want to change, you have to want to change.
It is not uncommon for me to go to bed earlier in one day. At eight o’ clock in the evening, after I have eaten dinner, I look at my watch and tell myself that I want to go to sleep at 10 o’ clock today, instead of the usual short before or after 12 o’ clock because I feel tired. I sit down at my desk at my computer or take my laptop to surf the internet, program something or just to try something.
One or maybe two years ago, you could have been looking at my life and you probably would have noticed that I spent a lot of my time with social media. I knew about all the trends, I knew what was going on in my circle of friends, I knew who was on vacation and where. I had all the apps and was represented on all the social networks and filled them regularly, if not too often with unnecessary content.
I’m one of those people who are too cheap for many things. No new expensive cell phone, no new fast PC or laptop and no party every weekend. I just don’t want to spend so much money on one thing if it doesn’t make my life somehow better. Should I work for half a year to buy the latest MacBook, which I don’t need the computing power? I have a laptop that is older and an entry-level device, but it’s definitely enough to compile apps and complete my daily tasks.
I am currently undergoing an apprenticeship at a company and there has just been a change of trainer. At his farewell, the old trainer mentioned that he thinks it is important to have fun with what you do. This is the only way to ensure that you can stay physically and mentally fit until retirement, without problems such as burnout. This question has given me food for thought… Of course, it is important to have fun at work, because that would be really optimal.
Jan-Lukas Else
20 years old student who writes about everything he cares about.