Enjoying Life in 10 Simple Ways

Posted on October 17, 2014 and updated July 20, 2015 in Health Tips, Life Insurance Canada News 5 min read
 
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You are stuck in a rut and life is passing you by. Parents work and provide a living for their family while living a life that is not enjoyable. Perhaps you are a single woman or man living on their own and have given up on finding a partner. Fret no more, here are 10 ways to Enjoy Life

1. Wake Up Like a Champion

For many of us, waking up is the hardest thing to do. It is a battle to get out of bed and face the world in the morning. However, when enjoying life a good morning can lead to a great day. Putting on an upbeat song and having breakfast, even if it is as simple as a bowl of cereal can energize you every day.

2. Treat Yourself to a Getaway

You deserve to take a trip every now and then. Vacations are great for relaxing and getting away from the pressures of everyday life. Places like Japan, Hawaii, the Caribbean or Europe are great choices to see how other cultures life their life. If these places are too far away for you or break your budget, there is usually a place just a drive away you can get to for escaping your everyday life.

3. Sign Up For Classes

There is nothing else like the feeling of learning something new. If you are out of school does not mean you should stop learning. You should always have the will to learn new things. This is how you learn about yourself. Towns and cities usually host classes during the Fall or Summer. These classes can range from dances, sports, art and culture. This is also a way to meet people with whom you have a common interest with.

4. Socialize

We are social creatures. We need to be social. Maybe some of you do this already but go out with your friends on occasion. Call them up and head out to the movies, go bowling, or meet up a friend’s place. Another way to socialize is to attend events. There is a great website made for meeting up with people, with similar interests, called Meetup. For those that are introverted, you might not admit it but socializing is good for you. Municipalities often have a website with an event listing and most of the events are free.

5. Try Something New

As people get older, we tend to get comfortable and set ourselves in stone. We do not like to change who we are because we have an idea of who we are and how we are suppose to act. This limits our ability in enjoying life. There are so many possibilities of things to do it would be silly to only choose a select few. This does not have to be something extreme like skydiving, or bungee jumping. It could be as simple as, going to a new restaurant, try to place a new sport or even write a blog.

6. Take a Nap

You just had a long hard week and now the weekend is here but you are too exhausted to enjoy it. Take a nap. There is nothing like taking a nap on a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Curl up under the blankets, if it’s too cold, and enjoy the allure of your bed.

7. Enjoy Music

Music is vital. It is an extension of our expression. When you listen to music, you tend to feel the rhythm course through you. There have been proven studies that music has the ability to change your mood. So listening to an upbeat or motivating song will instantly help you enjoy life. Free streaming services like Spotify, have playlists based on moods which are helpful in getting you into the mood to take on the world.

8. Discover Your Surroundings

Walk around your city or town and discover new locations. Act like a tourist in your own surroundings and explore why it is so great. Maybe there is a museum in your city you haven’t been to yet. Or perhaps, there are nature trails or parks that you have not explored.

9. Indulge in Comfort Food

Just made it through a long stressful day? Indulge in something comforting like pizza, chocolate or a bag of chips. You don’t want to do this too often but indulge once in awhile. It is a tasty way to relieve some of that stress.

10. Break Routine

Routine is great. It gives order to your life. Some routines should not be broken such as exercising or eating breakfast. Routines become predictable and boring. You need to break routine sometimes to bring excitement into your life. If you watch TV or movies every Tuesday night switch it up to something else. Play a game, read a book or go out for the night.

Whatever it is you are doing in life, apply any of these tips to enjoy your life. You only have one life to live so make it count.
 

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