Saturday, March 24, 2012

How to get more enjoyment out of life

 How can you get more enjoyment out of life?

Being an adult can be incredibly boring. Sitting at the same traffic light you sit at every morning on your way to work. Sitting at a computer everyday typing articles to make a living. Standing in line at the grocery store, while that little old lady in front of you counts her endless supply of pennies for the tenth time.
If you're feeling as numb as the Edge in the U2 video for the song , " Numb." Even if someone messes with you and it doesn't affect you, then it's time to do something about it. It's time to get some enjoyment out of life.

It's time to do something different-to make a major change or to make small changes that make you  feel better about yourself. You don't even have to take an expensive vacation to get away from it all-because it's still going to be there when you get back.

Get in touch with your inner child.  Maybe you already act like a little kid every day, and every day is a creative, wild ride for you. Maybe you act so adult every day, you've become a stuffy old person that I'm sorry to say, "Everyone finds boring." Don't argue with me either, because I'm not taking , "No," for an answer. Who cares if you're eighty or if you're thirteen and act like you're fifty. It's time to get up and shake that thing.

And I mean that quite literally-turn on some music and dance-if you can without breaking something. Sit in a chair and listen to music that makes you happy. Take 15 minutes, an hour, or maybe even an entire day an act like a kid again. The housework, the bills, and the grocery shopping can wait . If you don't remember how to do this, just think back to when you were young and what was really fun for you.
Okay if you can't think back that far by stepping out of the norm, and having some fun, then get on the floor with your children, grandkids, nieces, nephews, or another adult  who is willing to have some fun. And I'm talking about real kid stuff here. There's no cheating here-so no you can't play poker, or spin the bottle, or buy a new car, or get your hair colored.

Color in a coloring book, or play a video game, or jacks again, or hopscotch, or blow bubbles. Slide down the slide at an amusement park, and yell your head off like you're ten again. Read a kid's book-like one of the Harry Potter books. Read the Cat in the Hat books and challenge yourself to talk in rhyme for an entire hour. Laugh out loud about something silly. If all else fails, watch the movie, "Big", with Tom Hanks and laugh until you cry!

Other adults will probably think you're crazy for enjoying yourself, or your children will say-"Mom's lost it." Then turn around, with your crayons in hand, and say, "Oh grow up."

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