January is always a time for change. Once the New Year rings in we often take a moment to evaluate our lives and what’s important. A job is a huge part of our lives and it takes up most of our time, and when it comes to choosing the best job for us, the choice can be hard. Here are some weird and wacky ideas for you to try out if you feel stuck in a rut this year and want to test yourself.
Scuba Diving Instructor
Looking for something totally out of your comfort zone which you’ve never tried before? Become a scuba diving instructor. It might seem totally crazy and a little fantasy but truthfully, what is stopping you from hopping on a plane to a hot place and teaching people how to dive? It will be something which will completely change your lifestyle and it will likely change it for the better. We often need to do something crazy to find who we really are and this is the craziest of them all.
If you are looking for a side job or a job which you can do from anywhere at anytime, copywriting is a great option. If you are creative soul who enjoys the written word then there’s no reason why you can’t spend your days writing stories and articles for other people and businesses. The beauty of this job is that as long as you have a laptop you can watch to anywhere. In the cafe, at the beach, in the park… you name it!
For someone who is super creative and loves to takes photographs of everything and anything, it could be worth trying this out as a career choice. Photography is a wide spectrum and you could be a wedding photographer, a landscape photographer and even a wildlife photographer. Let your creativity guide you and find a career which genuinely makes you happy every single day. Wildlife photography in particular can be amazing because you are able to travel far and wide to find your muse.
If the stresses of working in an office are making you feel stiff in the neck and you are looking for a more flexible career this year, becoming a yoga teacher could be a great idea. Yoga is a practice which is more than exercise, it is a lifestyle. It can be a job which helps you stay relaxed, flexible and strong as well as allowing you to be away from a desk. You can train to be a yoga teacher anywhere and once you are qualified the world is your oyster.
If you have a passion for the history and science of your area or other parts of the world; why not make a career out of it? Tour guides are often people who love the city they live in or enjoy another part of the world and want to spend their days there. You can spend each day talking and walking around the hidden gems of your chosen area teaching people about it all.