Creating a personal passion project can help improve your day to day life, give you something to work towards and look forward to.
Call it a “Passion Project”, “Side Hustle” “Creative Project” or your term of choice, the benefits of creating a passion project include breaking up the monotony of your week, bringing diversity to your daily routine and opening your world to new creative opportunities.
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5 Benefits of Creating a Personal Passion Project
1. Fuel Your Creativity
A personal passion project by it’s nature, will challenge your brain and test your creative skills in new ways outside of your normal routine.
You will be able to dig deeper and in different directions than you may have been allowed to in a controlled, professional setting.
Allow yourself to slow down and get lost in a creative endeavor, rather than looking for the next work task or project to check off your to-do list.
2. Gain Self-awareness and -development
Exploring and working on your own ideas can teach us all sorts of things about yourself and about what you like and don’t like.
Most of the skills you will develop or refine while working on personal passion project will be a benefit to your professional life and your personal life.
Your limitations with a passion project are only the ones that you make for yourself. This can be freeing and promote the development of new skills and new perspectives that you may not normally have come in contact with in your “regular” life or work.
3. Nurture your dreams
As you explore your personal interests further, you may discover new aspects of yourself that you would not have otherwise been able to uncover.
It’s important for individuals to take the time to learn more about themselves.
A personal project can help you get in touch with new dreams and goals as they change over time. A dream in your 20’s may not be as important as you thought in your 30’s or 50’s.
Be open to new dreams, goals and priorities.
4. Reach new contacts and opportunities
The act of researching and talking to people about your idea, message or vision will put you in touch with new connections and create opportunities that you could never have predicted.
The whole experience may also give you a competitive advantage in business as you stand out from the crowd with your ability and creativity in starting your own personal passion project.
Whatever happens with the project itself, this benefit is guaranteed to set you up for future success independent of how your passion project develops.
5. Gain confidence while making an impact
No matter if your are writing a book, creating a blog, starting a podcast or putting together a charity event to support a cause, the benefits of creating a personal passion project are deeper reaching than we expect when beginning on our path.
Several experts believe that the mere act of doing something good for others impacts your brain in more than one positive way.
“People who volunteer their time, donate to a cause they care about, or aid someone in need of assistance, have higher self-esteem and overall wellbeing.”
“When you are helping others in need, the portion of the brain responsible for feelings of reward and happiness, becomes activated. This releases feel-good neurotransmitters and hormones.”
“Helping others has a profound effect on your brain chemistry, promotes joy and realigns you with a sense of purpose.”
“Contributing to the greater good can build self-esteem and create a positive relationship with yourself.”
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