We never know what life is going to throw at us next, but being able to handle all that may come our way is vital for our good health, wellbeing and happiness.
It is not healthy to live in fear, to be afraid ‘in case’ x,y or z happens. We need to know that we can handle whatever comes our way.
Because you are worth it.
So that we may be able to handle anything and everything, we need to be in tune with ourselves and regularly satisfy our innate desires, for example, spend time indulging in favourite hobbies and socialising with people who build us up, as often as possible.
When you create your ‘to do’ list, do you include on it, tasks that are fun, enjoyable, good for you?
Or do you leave those lingering wistfully in your mind, to be carried out only if or when you have completed all of the MUST dos? I was coaching a client on this recently and she was repeatedly saying that she didn’t have time for anything other than work and sleep and that this had been the situation for the last couple of years at least.
She knew it had been having a detrimental effect on her wellbeing but didn’t see how anything could change.
The answer is that we have to MAKE things change. We have to step out of our routine and comfort zone so that we can create new results. Hobbies won’t come knocking on our door saying “it’s time to play today”, instead, days will just pass the same as they always do, unless you increase the priority of fun times so that they become at least equal to work, or sometimes, above work.
The fact is that work and mundane tasks will always be there, something will always need to be done…
…so taking a break to enjoy a different activity for a while is the only way to fit more enjoyment into your life.
The good news is that when you do this, the positive boost that this will bring to your health and wellbeing will be noticeable almost instantly. We all feel happier when we allow ourselves to do activities which we enjoy. When we feel happier, we are healthier, more productive and less stressed.
So, put fun times on your to do list without delay and keep uppermost in your mind the benefits of doing this.
If you doubt your worthiness for fun, here are 5 tips to remind yourself that you are worthy of self-love, self-care and regular ‘time out for you’.
- You are human with innate wishes and desires that need to be fulfilled for optimum health
- You are entitled to time out, you are not on this planet just to work
- Your children and family will benefit from seeing you take time out for you – they will see a happier parent/family member afterwards
- Your work colleagues and business will benefit – you will become more motivated and productive as a result of feeling happier and more fulfilled in your life
- You will believe in yourself more – knowing that you CAN make time for the activities and people that you love – and that you will never regret doing this, although you may well regret NOT doing it.
Remember, self-care is not selfish, it is vital
When you keep this in mind, you will find it much easier to enjoy life. And this is what life is all about, is it not?
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P.S. I joined our local Rock Choir almost a year ago and I am enjoying it far more than I ever imagined I would. It’s a great mood booster and a fun, social experience each week. What interest group could you join?