How do you want to improve your life? Do you want more money? Do you want a better body? For a lot of us, we see people out here ‘living their best life,’ and that’s what we want. We want to make our dreams a reality and live our best life in the best way that we can. For everyone, this may look different. We all have different versions that seem like the best way to live for us. So, take a minute and ask yourself what does an enjoyable life look like to you?
One thing we all have in common is wanting peace and happiness in our everyday life. A lot of people have the wrong idea about what that could mean. Some think that to enjoy the life you have to work super hard to make all the money in the world so that you can wake up when you want and then do what you want when you wake up. Some people work their entire lives to get to that point, and then they find that they didn’t enjoy life at all. It’s a lot simpler than becoming rich to start enjoying life. Did you know that you can start enjoying your life right now? A million dollars isn’t required.
How do you do that? Here are seven simple ways you can start building an enjoyable life for yourself.
How To Make Life More Enjoyable And Fun?
1. Start Waking Up Earlier
A lot of people probably rolled their eyes when they saw this. Some may even have decided to click out because of how typical and cliche that advice may sound. Waking up in the morning can be difficult. When you first start you may find it a little miserable. However, once you get into the habit of it, you get more done earlier in the day and end up with more time.
Waking up earlier than others means you can take your time. You don’t have to rush and get ready for work. You don’t have to time your showers. You can sit at your table in silence and enjoy a cup of coffee.
For those of you who are entrepreneurs but work a full-time job, you’ll find that getting up early in the morning gives you so much time to work on your business that you’ll go to work excited knowing that you’re much closer to being able to have your own business full-time than you were before. It leaves you feeling accomplished and ultimately happier.
2. Get an Adequate Amount of Sleep
Just because I said start waking up earlier does not mean I am asking you to sacrifice any sleep. If anything, a lot of us need to be getting more sleep. Instead of staying up late on your phone and then setting your alarm to the last possible second the next morning, try going to sleep earlier. This isn’t easy for everyone either. There are steps to be taken to help you start going to bed earlier.
Everyone’s sleep number is different. Most healthy adults need anywhere from 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.
However, for some people, that is too much sleep. I cannot sleep longer than 7 hours, or I’ll still feel exhausted. I find that I think the most rested when I have gotten six and a half hours of sleep.
You have to experiment a little to see what numbers work for you, but instead of adjusting wake up times, improve your sleep time. More sleep gives you more energy and a better mood to start your day like a rockstar. That way you can get the most out of your day while getting the best sleep every day also.
3. Don’t Overwork Yourself
I can be guilty of this, and I know a lot of us boss babes to tend to stretch ourselves to our limit. If all you do is work, you are not enjoying your life. You are not finding your joy by never giving yourself a break.
Yes, success takes hard work, but you can’t be happy if you’re working every second of every day, can you?
- Take some time to yourself.
- Schedule some time only to do nothing.
The work will still be there when you’re done. I know a lot of motivational speakers tell you that you can sleep when you’re dead, but what you can’t do when your dead is enjoying being alive.
4. Go Out With Friends/On a Date
Get social. Go to a coffee shop with a friend or a concert with someone new. Laugh. Meet people and make new connections. Just get out there and enjoy yourself. Having new experiences is what life is all about. All work and no play leaves you with a life of regrets.
5. Get a Hobby
Do something unrelated to your career. Find something that you do entirely because you enjoy it and without money motivation.
Did you know that the brilliant actor Brad Pitt was heavily into architecture?
It’s something he enjoys and does on the side, and he has stated that it makes him feel good and balanced in life. Some of the hobbies most successful people have are entirely unrelated to the jobs that keep them from being too focused on work. These hobbies help relieve stress to have something extra to do just for giggles.
6. Have a Night And Morning Routine
This one may sound a little strange as well and I will say that your nighttime and morning routine don’t necessarily have to be strict, but it helps to have a flow. When you get up and you have something that you’re looking forward to doing every morning, it brightens up your day which brightens up your life. Enjoying your life means eliminating stress factors. Rushing to do things before bed and when you wake up just puts a damper on your spirit.
Go for a walk to the park and feed the birds. Do morning yoga. It doesn’t matter precisely what form of exercise you participate in as long as you are taking care of you. Keeping your body physically active and healthy keeps you energized. It produces certain endorphins that ignite the happy gene. Once you’re in the habit of daily exercise you’ll find that you are in a better mood all of the time.
I don’t know if you gathered this so far, but the truth is that enjoying your life is a matter of switching up your habits to have a better mindset. You can enjoy your life no matter what your bank account looks like. It’s up to you to take care of yourself inside and out to promote a better mood and happiness which can then help support you enjoying your life. Building an enjoyable life is about creating happiness on the inside. Success in other ways will follow.
What steps are you taking to get closer to having a more enjoyable life? Do you think any of these suggestions will help better things for you? Comment your thoughts down below!
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