We all know what busy and overwhelm feels like. Between working, taking care of family, managing the household, and other responsibilities, it’s difficult to find time for anything else. But being busy doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. In fact, studies show that making time to have more fun can actually improve your life. In this blog post we share ten fun things to try today!
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10 Fun Things To Try
So if you’re looking for ways to add a little more fun to your day, here are 10 ideas to get you started:
1. Get up and move.
Take a break from your desk or the mom-mobile and go for a walk around the block. Or better yet, put on your favorite tunes and dance like no one’s watching.
2. Call a friend.
Catch up with an old friend or arrange a playdate with a fellow mom friend. Small talk can be therapeutic, and it’s always nice to have someone to commiserate with.
3. Get artsy.
Whether painting, drawing, doodling, or scrapbooking, spending a little time being creative can help you relax and unplug from the everyday grind.
4. Play a game.
Games aren’t just for kids. Do a quick search online for “adult party games” and see what comes up. From classic board games to new favorites like Cards Against Humanity, there’s bound to be something you’ll enjoy.
5. Plan a girls’ night out.
Whether going out for drinks or seeing a movie, making time for conversation and connection can do wonders for your mood. If a night on the town isn’t ideal, plan a breakfast or lunch meetup instead.
6. Have a picnic.
Turn a spot in your backyard or your living room into a picnic spot! Spread a blanket, make some sandwiches, and enjoy your indoor picnic alone or with the family.
7. Make something.
With all the online content, it’s easy to forget that you can make things yourself. Whether cooking a new recipe or building a model car from scratch, using your hands to create something can be oddly satisfying.
8. Go outside.
According to research, being in nature can help reduce stress and anxiety. So take advantage of the nice weather and spend some time outdoors – even if it’s just in your backyard.
9. Read…for fun.
It sounds simple enough but picking up a book purely for enjoyment is not something most adults do regularly. Whether reading fiction, non-fiction, or even magazines, making time to read can help you unwind after a long day. And, if the thought of picking up a book mildly freaks you out, try an audiobook or online fiction and non-fiction to enjoy.
10. Take a trip down memory lane.
Last but not least, one of the quickest (and cheapest) ways to add fun into your day (and feel good too) is by reminiscing about happy memories from the past. So, pull out old photo albums (or thumb through your iPhone pics), listen to songs from your teenage years, or re-watch favorite movies from childhood. These activities will remind you of simpler times and help put things into positive perspective.
Fun can only be present in your life if you give it a presence in your life.
Life is certainly hectic, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for fun. Carve out your well-deserved “me” time every day to enjoy activities that make you happy or help you disconnect and recharge. Whether 5 minutes or an hour, making time to have fun can improve your mood, increase productivity, and set a positive example for your family. So, go ahead and plan that girls’ night out, dust off those old board games, or finally start that scrapbook you’ve been meaning to make – your life will thank you for it!