Sometimes I drink a beer or two. Occasionally I drink one too many. I’m partial to a glass of wine with dinner, a gin and tonic in the summer. But nothing compares to finding that buzz in hard work. That great feeling when a plan comes together. That elation after finishing a race. That lift after organising a successful event. That buzz after being recognised for getting something right or doing something well. Earning it. Working for it. Finding a natural high, a buzz, to carry you, smiling, into the next day.
Hard work pays off. It’s good for you in the long run, rewarding and lights you up. Find your thing, work at it, and enjoy the natural buzz.
(And, as a responsible adult, it’s probably okay to toast your success afterwards…)