This Needs To Stop…

Well hello everyone, it’s been a while…

I haven’t updated this blog in over a year! So what has happened?

Quite a lot actually, but one major thing I’ve noticed is that I’m not happy. Why? I’m making more money than I’ve ever have before, I have an amazing girlfriend who I’m building a life with, things are good right? Well not really…

This past year or so I’ve really devoted almost all of my time to work. I’ve built ThinkComputers.org to a really successful tech site, the YouTube channel now has over 25,000 subscribers and we are working with companies we never have before. So why am I unhappy?

I think the biggest thing is that all I’ve done for the past year is work, 24/7 work. Most people probably think that is a good thing and based on the financial results, yes it is. But I’m not sure if you understand what I mean when I say I’ve devoted almost all of my time to work.

Most people work their 9-5 and as soon as 5PM hits they are done, they don’t think about work till 9AM the next morning. Even if someone is running their own business they take weekends off, have set hours, etc. This past year it has been wake up, work, have lunch, back to work, have dinner, back to work, then eventually go to bed. I’m not even complaining about this as I am my own boss and I set my own schedule. But I noticed I was increasingly unhappy. Why was this?

Because I did nothing but work. I took no time for myself, no time with my amazing girlfriend, and I was doing the same thing day in and day out. I stopped doing things that made me happy and kept those creative juices flowing like writing on this blog, making videos, learning new things. I became stagnant. And this is the worst thing that can happen to anyone. You become ok with doing the same thing, having no excitement, and not being happy.

So why am I telling you this? Well one so it does not happen to you and two so I can get myself out of it. This blog has always been an outlet for me. It gives me a place to write that is not about computers and allows me to be creative outside of my main area of income. So hopefully I can jump start things by putting this blog out there.

Being stagnant sort of feels like you are going through the motions, but you are not really there. My suggestions to you if you are feeling this way is to most importantly take time for yourself. It can be as simple as taking a walk, going to the gym, or just doing something that does not revolve around work. You need to find a hobby or something to get into. For me my plan is to go to the gym at least 3 times a week, do something fun once a week with my girlfriend, and of course blog and make videos.

Obviously I’ll keep you guys updated on the progress of everything. Feels good to be back, talk to you all soon!