1- Islam recommends us to strive and work, but not to the point where overwork and over-stress ourselves. We must work reasonably. Some people become obsessed with their careers to the point where they literally worship their careers. We must see our careers as simply a means to earn a halal livelihood and help our society. Our career should never become the goal itself. If we do so, then we get distracted. Our career must help us prepare for the hereafter.
2- As for the passions you have, dedicate them to Allah.
If you like reading, then read content that’s beneficial, that increases your knowledge, that gives you wisdom, and make the intention that you will use your literary experience to guide others. If you like traveling, travel with the intention to see Allah’s greatness and glory by learning about different cultures and nations.
So the key here is to make sure that your career, your education and all your activities are purposeful: they bring you closer to Allah, they help you better yourself, they help you create a righteous family, they help you serve others and they help you prepare for the Akhira. If any part of them doesn’t pour into this objective, then avoid it as it is a worldly distraction.
May Allah bless you