Do we need extra challenges?

I know the answer is probably yes but I want to vent so here it goes. Why does everything have to push us? So many things are hard so why do we seek out additional challenges. It seems masochistic at best to push ourselves beyond the limits we have found. There are so many aspects of life that are already challenging: family, relationships, health, etc. So why should my job be hard?

So I like my job. In fact I like it a lot I make good money, I like the people I work with, and I feel good about the work I do. However,  it is not always the most mentally taxing work. Sometimes I am working hard all day long and some days it seems that if I only work sometimes or and off through out the day I will never have enough work to do. Not that I don’t ask for work or let my boss and co-workers know I have the capacity to take on more. I do. It just seems as though there is not enough to take on, like the department is too big.

Since telling this to my boyfriend he keeps sending me new job openings to apply for. But I am not ready to move on yet. I like my job and I like my work, but I understand the pitfalls of getting too comfortable. There are so many other things in my life that are uncertain and I don’t want to make this part any harder.

Anyway, what do you all think? Do we always have to be seeking for challenges to push us or is it sometimes to let some things lie…?


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