Recent studies indicate one in two people feel unhappy with their jobs (and don't do anything about it) and if you suspect you might be one of these people I love this quick quiz to find out if you are a grump (along with some suggested tasks and tips to start making small changes:
I recently had a conversation with an actor, not a famous one, but a happy one, who was mixing his love of acting with performing, directing and teaching. We discussed a young person who had convinced me that there was no point in following his dream and studying drama since it was so difficult to succeed in it. I wondered if Brad Pitt had said/done the same thing and I was reminded that when we focus on a fall back, we generally do.
The problem back when we are younger is that we don't really know what we want to do; the options are so huge but the ideas are still very narrow as many are only aware of the more common professional roles available. Add to the mix the desire to make money/be independent and we gravitate towards jobs that make sense as a natural, well-trodden by many before us, pathway and start climbing that ladder and focusing on the next milestone.
Perhaps to start with, you want a better day, and unlearning old habits and noticing all the good in your day is a great start, but if you really want to make a difference, ask yourself; what are you really complaining about? Is it time to make a bigger change and be true to who you really are now?
Be brave, be beautiful