October 19, 2018
“It is actually up to you to decide whether you will have fun or not, that is the bottom line of it.”
We made it through another week and now it is time to relax and enjoy your weekend. Since I can no longer drive I get to find new ways to have fun. So far I have found more things I can do than I seem to find time to do them.
I have yet to take full advantage of what our new community has to offer, spending most of my time catching up on my reading and mental exploration of new subjects. Of course that is in addition to corresponding with you and others each day.
If you need more fun in your life here are some ideas on how to do ti.
Having Fun on Your Own
Find a new hobby or passion. You may not be having as much fun as you want because you feel like you’re doing the same old thing day after day. Well, finding a new hobby is a great way to spice up your routine, pick up a new skill, and provide something to look forward to on a daily basis.
Explore your artistic side. Learn how to sketch, paint, or take professional-quality photos.
Try to be a wordsmith. Write a poem, play, or short story and revel in the feeling. You don’t have to be a Hemingway or Steinbeck to feel happy and fulfilled.
Learn a new skill. Picking up a new skill is always a lot of fun, whether you learn how to knit, speak Japanese, or fix a car.
Listen to music. Conventional wisdom suggests that music helps reduce stress and kills a bad mood. Listen to music you really like when you feel stressed, then make music a part of your life, a habit.
Think more positively. Being a positive thinker is a great way to put a new spin on the same old thing and to, therefore, open the door to having more fun. Your whole life will brighten: daily routine, friends, and goals will be more attractive once you learn to embrace the best in every situation. So, stop obsessing over all of the little things that can go wrong and think more positively:
Avoid nagging or whining. It’s okay to complain once in a while, but if you whine about every little thing that went wrong, you’ll be ruining your own fun as well as the fun of everyone around you.
Get out of your comfort zone. Another way to have fun on your own is to get out of your comfort zone. Instead of doing the same old thing day after day, do something completely unexpected that you never thought you would do, no matter how silly or out-of-character.
Pick up some food of a cuisine that you would normally never try. You’ll be surprised by how fun it is to give your taste buds a completely new treat.
Reduce the stress in your life. You won’t be able to have fun if you’re stressed out over the little things that come your way.
Relax your mind. Spend some time meditating, doing yoga, or taking long walks to think about the day ahead.
Relax your body. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day or a good massage once or twice a week is guaranteed to release tension.
Make time for fun. No matter how stressed out you may feel, you should plug “fun time” into your schedule every single week. (Every single day is even better. Just making time for fun for a few hours a week can help improve your state of mind enormously.
If you go around being afraid, you’re never going to enjoy life. You have only one chance, so you’ve got to have fun.
A journalist assigned to the Jerusalem bureau takes an apartment overlooking the Wailing Wall. Every day when she looks out, she sees an old Jewish man praying vigorously.
So the journalist goes down and introduces herself to the old man. She asks: “You come every day to the wall. How long have you done that and what are you praying for?”
The old man replies, “I have come here to pray every day for 25 years. In the morning I pray for world peace and then for the brotherhood of man. I go home have a cup of tea and I come back and pray for the eradication of illness and disease from the earth.”
The journalist is amazed. “How does it make you feel to come here every day for 25 years and pray for these things?” she asks.
The old man looks at her sadly. “Like I’m talking to a wall.”
“I’m looking for a perfume to overpower men – I’m sick of karate.”
Jim had an awful day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one. On his way home, he stopped at the supermarket and ordered four catfish.
He told the fish salesman, “Pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?”
“Why do you want me to throw them at you?”
“Because I want to tell my wife that I caught them.”
“Okay, but I suggest that you take the orange roughy.”
“Because your wife came in earlier today and said that if you came by, I should tell you to take orange roughy. She prefers that for supper tonight.”
Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
Kitchen closed – – this chick has had it!
Martha Stewart doesn’t live here!!
I’m creative; you can’t expect me to be neat too!
So this isn’t Home Sweet Home… Adjust!
Ring Bell for Maid Service…If no answer do it yourself!
I clean house every other day…. Today is the other day!
If I throw a stick, will you leave?
The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist, “You are far too upset and worried about your son. I suggest you take tranquillizers regularly.”
On her next visit the psychiatrist asked, “Have the tranquillizers calmed you down?”
“Yes” the mother answered.
“And how is your son now?” he asked.
“Who cares?” she replied.
“Happiness is living a life having fun, friends, and freedom.”
Lorrin L. Lee
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