When was the last time you did something, you enjoyed that excited you so much? Can’t remember? I thought so!
Last year at my doctor’s appointment, the doctor asked me a simple question that had me questioning all my life’s choices. When was the last time you did something to enjoy yourself? Truth is, this caught me off guard. I couldn’t remember when I last enjoyed myself, or just simply did something that ignited a fire in my heart.
You see life is ever moving, people are always busy working from job to job, trying to fend for their families. They simply forget to enjoy themselves. To fuel their passions. I am that person, or rather I was, but not anymore!
I always worked overtime at work and because of this, my stress levels were through the roof. This wasn’t healthy for me. The doctor’s question was an eye-opener. I realised that there is more to life than just wasting away behind your desk. Growing up, I loved to play the clarinet, but since I worked a lot, I had to stop. Now, I am committed to enjoying life.
If you are a fun-loving person just like me and looking for your spark back, then this article is just for you! Read on to discover new ways to engage yourself.
1. Stop being a perfectionist!
Just stop! The idea that everything has to be perfect won’t help you engage in fun activities. You should not limit yourself to perfection.
Who cares if you are not the best dancer? Want to know something that’s not-so-secret; not a lot of people are! I know I’m not. If you like it, and have fun doing it, then just enjoy yourself. Isn’t that what’s most important? With practice, you will get better.
2. Learn a new skill
Ever heard of the saying, that action breeds confidence? It’s true. Once I decided to learn how to cook, I got better at it. I can now host all my friends and family.
You can learn a new skill, this can help you to quench your creative thirst, or help you to advance in your career.
If you appreciate music, learning how to play the clarinet can help with your creativity. This skill will help to build your confidence whilst providing a creative outlet for you. On the plus side, you can learn this skill in the comfort of your home.
3. Pick up a thrilling book
Introverts know the thrill of getting lost in the fiction world. There are plenty of books you can read from marketing, and fiction, to philosophical books. The options are vast. Reading new books can be adopted as a hobby. You can benefit from the additional knowledge books have to offer.
4. At-home spa date
Self-care is important. I learned that after my health scare. You do not need to spend a lot of money in a spa for self-care. You can do it in the comfort of your home. Put on some soothing music, take a bubble bath, and ask your spouse for a massage. Do some skincare, it’s cheaper than you would imagine.
An at home spa date can get a great stress-reliever after a hard days work. Plus, your spouse will appreciate you for it.
The benefits of exercise for your health and general well-being cannot be stressed enough. While it may seem intimidating at first, you will get better with time. When I was just starting to learn how to play the clarinet, I was intimidated. But eventually, I learned to enjoy it. With exercise, you don’t even need a gym membership. YouTube has a lot of workout videos ranging from beginner to expert level.
6. Spice up your backyard
Turn your garden into an outdoor playground. You can DIY a swing, this can be enjoyed by both adults and kids. If you play the clarinet, set up an artist workstation, this can help engage your creativity. Don’t just limit your backyard to games, you can also host your friends and family.
Creating a work-life balance is very essential for your health and well-being. You do not need to spend a lot of money on fun activities. Did you know that just laughing can be considered fun? Yeah, it’s simple as that. Find something that will ignite your zest for life. When you play the clarinet, that’s when you feel most alive. Your home is your sanctuary, but you can also have fun there. Try it.
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