Do you often find yourself saying something like ”We should do this more often!” or ”Why haven’t I done that before?!” after a really great and meaningful time? Have you been taking life too seriously (or even too lightly) or just falling victim of what we call the “daily routine”. Sometimes we don’t realize it, but we’re just living to live. Letting each day pass, no different than the previous day, and no different than the next day. Even our normal hangouts and activities become plain, dull and meaningless, and so do our relationships. You need to remind yourself that it is up to you to keep your life interesting and meaningful. So here are a few things that, in my opinion, we should do more often in life to make it more fun and enjoyable!
Laugh more: You know, that big and loud laugh that is unstoppable. The kind of laugh that makes tears roll down your face. The kind of laugh that is contagious and makes everyone around you burst into equal laughter. The kind of laugh that heals and that feels so good afterwards as if a whole weight has been lifted off your chest.
Spend quality time with family and friends: Eating in the same room with your family doesn’t count as quality time. Neither does a gossip session with your friends, or a catch-up coffee where everyone is fixated on the screen of their smartphone. Put a little more efforts into your relationships and spend quality time with your family and friends and create memorable moments with them. Think of fun activities that you can do with your family to connect.
Break the rules: Yes, you heard me right. Break the rules. That’s what they were made for after all, right? Well, I don’t mean that we should always do this, but once in a while, why not? Don’t be too hard on yourself and follow every rule. Sometimes you miss out on too much when you do! Go ahead and have that big and oh-so-yummy chocolate cake you’ve been craving for. Wear those ripped jeans to work without giving a damn. Make fun of your boss a little. Do things your own way instead of the way you’re supposed to do them. Just do whatever you feel like doing because you can. It feels so good to break a rule every now and then, especially if you get away with it!
Play: Remember the early school days when we had recesses and play time? Don’t you sometimes miss those days? Wouldn’t it be great if we could still get a recess and some play time as well? Who said we can’t? Who said we’re too old for games? Release the child inside you and go out and play!
Make someone smile: Give a compliment. Hold the door for someone. Say a joke to change someone’s mood. Offer your help. Do something thoughtful. Be kind. Smile to people and make them smile. You might brighten someone’s day without knowing it. The good that you do will always come back to you. And the more you make people smile, the more you smile yourself.
Reward yourself: Does it ever feel like your salary keeps on magically disappearing on never-ending bills? But what about you? Yes, you. The person that worked hard for all this money and to pay all those bills. You also deserve to be pampered, and you definitely deserve a gift from yourself! Even if you’re a bit tight, it’s OK to splurge a bit on yourself every now and then. Treat yourself to a relaxation day at the spa. Book yourself a ticket and travel to your dream destination. Invest in some good sports cloths and equipment. Sign up for a new class. Or get whatever it is that you’ve had your eye on! Don’t be the last priority when it comes to your spending. You don’t need to overdo it and go broke, but do take care of yourself and do reward yourself with a gift from time to time. You sure as hell deserve it!
Enjoy the free and simple things: So while you do splurge on yourself a bit, don’t forget to also enjoy the free and simple things that life has to offer. A sunny day. A walk by the bay. Relaxation in the mountains. The beauty of nature. A beautiful sunset. A hug. A compliment. A smile. A good laugh.
Think Positive: Worry less, stop obsessing over little things, and don’t waste your energy on negative thoughts or on things and people that don’t matter. Think positive and more positive things will come your way. Focus on the positive thoughts and you will feel more relaxed, happy and satisfied. Have faith, hope for the better and be thankful for all that you already got.
So tell me, what do you think you should be doing more often in your life? Need any help? Find out more about how to have more fun in life and how to live a better life with like minded people, while doing fun , challenging adventures at our personal development programme SWITCH www.thelifecoach.co.nz