It is incredibly cold in winter in Canada. At times this weather becomes dull and boring. I love going out with my three sons, but winter restricts our outdoor activities. Personally I do not like the cold weather because of restrictions that it imposes on me.
Finally I figured out a way to generate some winter activities for me and this is how I stepped into woodwork. Now I feel that when you are sitting back home doing nothing then negative thoughts come across your mind.
These negative thoughts rip off the positivity from you so woodwork was the way out for me. Secondly, I am a workaholic.
I want to keep myself busy and I also want to teach a very important lesson to my sons and that is to value time. Every moment can take us to new heights of success.
I wanted to become an example for my children how to utilize their free time and explore their hidden talent. When I started woodwork I never knew that it would become addictive for me, but now it is.
The interesting part is that this work is so different from being an accountant. Well once I started woodwork winters never sounded that boring because my woodwork kept me busy for hours and hours. Being busy is bliss because you are utilizing every moment of your life in doing something worthwhile.
My sons love to go out and winters used to be a boring time for them as well, but not anymore. They also enjoy watching me at work and they feel proud that I make good use of my time.
I believe that a person who is multi-talented would never run out of work because he would have so many options coming his way.
Now every winter morning is exciting for me because I have interesting work to do. Creating great wood craft is a source of joy for me and gives me a sense of accomplishment that is hard to put in words.
You need to derive your source of joy from your work and every day would be a happy moment for you.
My life is an example that you just do not have struggle to survive in just one profession. There are so many things that you can do.
I learnt to beat the boring cold weather through my creative woodwork and you can do the same. Do not let weather or circumstances become a hurdle.
Your spirit should be alive and life would become worth living. Every night I have a sound sleep because I feel that I am a productive member of the family and I am teaching the right lesson to my sons as well.
Now even they are interested in my work. Now winter season is the harbinger of joy and happiness for me because I know that I can remain occupied with my woodwork all day. Life cannot get better than this.
Try figuring out your winter favorite activities and bring back the joy in your life.