When did being an adult become so boring? So many of us are working harder and for longer hours than ever before. We’re officially the most overworked nation in the world. And the more time we dedicate to work, the less time we have for play. Of course, that’s not to say that pursuing your dream job and career are an inherently bad thing. But we all, even those of us who love our work, need to keep an eye on our work/ life balance. Sure, duty, responsibility, money and career progression are important. But so are fun, delight, wonderment, laughter and magic. Read on to learn 5 Great Ways To Inject 50CCs of Fun Into Your Life! And let’s bring fun back into our lives.
Focus too much on one, and it will inevitably come at the expense of the other. If you feel that your dedication to work, money and the other quotidian responsibilities of adulthood are draining the fun out of your day to day life, here are some ways to bring it back…
Dress yourself happy
The way you dress can have an incredible impact not only on how you’re perceived by others but on how you see yourself. Your clothing choices can go a long way toward increasing your self-confidence, boosting your mood and bringing a sense of fun back into your life. Let’s not forget that fashion is supposed to be fun as well as functional. Whatever your size, shape or age, maybe you should mix it up a little this summer. Incorporate more splashes of bright colors. Show off a little shoulder or calf where your outfit was once more conservative. Make one choice when shopping which scares you just a little. These scary choices often wind up becoming our favorites.
Visit a theme park
You need a vacation but can’t get a whole week off work. So, maybe the solution is to cram as much fun into a day or two as humanly possible. And what could be more fun than whiling away a couple of days at Disneyland or your favorite theme park of choice?
Theme parks offer small, concentrated doses of fun. And what could be more fun than hugging Mickey Mouse, rocketing up Hyperspace Mountain or hanging out with Darth Vader and Captain America? Check out the great discounts when you buy Sam’s Club Disneyland Tickets. You can get a whole lot of fun at a price that won’t leave you with the post-getaway blues.
Just go out
The digital age has furnished us with a host of reasons not to bother leaving the home once the working day is done. Between Netflix, online gaming and a whole host of distracting social media apps, it seems as though we spend more and more of our waking hours indoors occupying some digital dimension.
This is great every once in a while but can become deathly dull when it’s all we do. If you find yourself at a loose end, just go out. Take yourself for a long walk in the woods, stroll through your local park or botanical gardens. Read a book in a coffee shop. Wander around a museum. See what local treasures lie forgotten on your doorstep. You don’t have to travel far and wide or spend a fortune. Just get off the couch.
Learn a new skill
You know what they say, life begins at the end of your comfort zone. When we spend too much time in our comfort zones it can feel as though our lives are slipping away, day by day. And one of the best ways to step out of said zone is by learning a new skill. Not only does the act of learning a new skill stimulate dormant parts of the brain and keep you feeling young, it also helps to widen your social circle. When you join a still-life class or a dance class or whatever skill you’d like to develop, you meet new people, make new friends and invite a wealth of new social opportunities into your life. Sounds like fun to me!
Laugh. As much as possible. Whenever possible
Laughter really is the best medicine. It’s the perfect antidote to stress, anxiety, and depression. No matter how exhausted, overworked, underpaid and under stimulated you to feel, you can always find the time or the energy to laugh. Keep a book of funny stories in your bathroom or your desk drawer. Listen to a stand-up comedy routine or funny podcast while you do the housework. Listen to silly songs when you drive to work. When you laugh, you do your mind and body a whole lot of good.
If the world around you is getting a little too serious, those 5 options can bring a healthy dose of fun back into your life.
How do you add more fun to your life?