Wake-up, coffee, commute, work, commute, home? Are you suffering from an ‘any-age’ crisis? Perhaps you’re feeling trapped by society’s expectations? Maybe you’re scared, because to be honest you only ever hear about a life crisis from middle aged men in lycra? If this is you it means it’s time for a new do- and we don’t mean a new hair-cut! We have put together a few tips on how to ensure you avoid an ‘any-age’ life crisis. It’s time to spice up your relationship with life.
Here’s how to ensure you have more fun…
1.Are You Worried About What Other People Think?
Can you stop right now? Everyone’s worried about looking silly in front of others but the trick is to accept that you’re being silly but that is usually when you’re having the most fun. The trick is to have the ‘want’ to have fun more than the ‘care’ about being judged. We hate to break it to you but most people actually don’t think about you as much as you think they are. Dr.Seuss definitely had the right idea with the quote “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” It’s a change of thinking that will improve your night or day.
2.You Don’t Have Any Money.
Well I’m sorry to hear that but you actually don’t need a lot of money to have fun. Invite some friends over for a social night, or check out local free community events. As long as you are around people you love and who love you- it will be fun.
3. You’re So Busy And You Don’t Have The Time
Excuse me, but you must not tell lies. There is always time for fun. In fact it is imperative for your health. It’s as simple as making time. Block out even just half an hour of your time to do something you enjoy. Finger painting, cooking, puzzles or taking the dog for a walk. Whatever it is you enjoy- do that!
4. You Have Unrealistic Picture Of Fun
Things don’t have to be planned out perfectly to have fun. Often the funniest things and the funnest things happen when you least expect it. Don’t put pressure on yourself to plan the perfect event or day. Many fun things occur when things actually go wrong.Telling yourself “ I’ll enjoy life when…” is like telling yourself that there’s no point in enjoying life right now.
Maybe you no longer find interest or fun in things you previously enjoyed. That’s OK. Try something new, meet someone new. You are the only one that can make changes to your life. Set yourself a new challenge or enter a competition. Book a weekend away, sit at a cafe by yourself and read a book, experiment with new foods at home or buy a dog. Whatever you do – do something new.