There are many things money can buy but happiness is not found on this list. In ‘Eat, Pray Love’, the protagonist goes in search of happiness to three different countries: Italy, where she learns the art of food; India, where she is taught prayer; and Indonesia, where she finds true love. This worked for her! But it doesn’t have to be so complicated or expensive for all of us. Agreed, you have a lot of stress to deal with in everyday life. And there are many things that you have to accept despite your dislike for them but there are easier ways to beat the stress than travelling the globe. You can always get more involved in your own life and attain all the enjoyment and happiness you ever wished for. Hectic lifestyle makes life pass by so quickly that we forget to enjoy it. And though different people have different definitions of ‘fun’, it is up to you to define the fun that suits and completes you. Life is never a bed of roses but it isn’t all thorns either. View this article for some tips and ideas on how you could fall in love with yourself all over again.
Enjoying Your Life
Be Open To Change
Most people are stressed either with their job or over matters of friends and family. If you are not happy with your job, start looking for a new one, something more relaxing and fun. Hang out with new friends from time to time. This way you can discover new people. You can’t get a new family! But what you can do is become more adaptable to other’s reactions and statements.
Do things at your own pace. Start by driving slowly, so what if there’s no adrenaline rush? Take some time to appreciate your surroundings and take in everything around you. Watch everything pass by you— the beautiful greenery or the cows grazing or simply the road ahead of you. This way driving is much more enjoyable and there is no tension of accidents. You will notice that you need to fill lesser fuel too!
This is a favourite thing to do to make life worth living. There are so many relationships you have to keep —families, friends, partners, loved ones and even the one with God. Taking one step at a time, show them how much you really love them. There is a wise saying - “The love you take is the love you make”. So give them the kind of love that you want from them! After this, you will realize that this is what the real peace and enjoyment is about.
People Are Important
More often than not, gadgets distract you from the person and place you are in. So what if you own a Blackberry or iPhone, when in company of people who matter, switch it off! This gives you an opportunity to interact with the other person and focus on what they’re saying. This way you’re connecting with people more than just acquainting with them. Who knows, by the end of the day, you might have made a new friend and it’s all because you enjoyed the time you spent with them.
Is that someone special asking you out on a date and you’ve never had the nerve to say yes? This is the time to pull your socks up and take a bold forward step. You will realize after a little while, that all it took was some courage and now you’re having fun! You get to buy a new dress and eat in the best restaurants and spend some quality time with the one you love.
These are just a few ways in which you could implement fun in your daily routine and make the changes as you go, as there is no turning back from here!