It’s easy to get lost in our daily routines and forget to make time for ourselves doing the things that make us the happiest. Life so often gets in the way and is taken over by staff meetings, soccer practice, piano recitals… the list goes on and on. Follow these simple tips below to help pave the way for a happier, more well-rounded lifestyle.
Make a list of your passions. Remember all those things you used to love doing? Writing, hiking, yoga… Whatever those activities were that truly fed your soul and made you feel the best.
Do your research. So you made your list of your forgotten loves, now what? A simple google search will let you know where you can indulge in those passions. Used to love singing? A local search for vocal lessons will put you in contact with a list of qualified instructors to help spark your passions!
Write it Down. Block out specific times in your week to devote to your hobbies. Writing them down in your calendar every week will act as a constant reminder to take time for yourself.
Invite a friend. Bringing another person to accompany you doing things you love will not only make it more fun but will also make it more likely that you continue to make time to do what you truly enjoy.
Do not feel guilty! It’s common as adults to feel guilty when taking time for ourselves. We can sometimes feel like our time is better suited elsewhere, focusing on other’s needs. But remember, you’re a human being too with needs and wants and you deserve your happiness just like everyone else!
These tips may seem ordinary, but too often we allow ourselves to get caught up in everything else we have going on and don’t make the time to do the things that we truly enjoy. Focusing on at least one things that brings us happiness will improve all aspects of life, don’t believe me? Just try it!
Article by Victoria Casey, FaisonOPC