Get Back to Having Fun in Your Life
So many of us live our lives day to day just trying to make it to sundown. We're working to survive, and feeling good or having peace is the last thing on our agenda. Let me tell you something: You reap what you sow. That is one of the truest and most practical statements you will ever hear. If your days and nights are full of nothing but stress and grinding, then all you are going to sow is stress and exhaustion. Don't hear me wrong. There's nothing wrong with grinding. There's nothing wrong with doing challenging things that can invite stress or struggle. BUT if you are not meeting that stress with something else to take care of your soul, if you do not properly air out that stress in a healthy way, then let me tell you something: It isn't going away. Stress has to be dealt with. You cannot just ignore it.
What can you do to deal with all of this stress that you face? Well, you can't exactly avoid stress most of the time. So here's what you have to do: Find ways to bring back the fun in your life. Let me tell you something: you don't grow old and frail because you had another birthday this year. You age and grow old when you stop doing the things that keep you young and alive.
Now hear me here, I'm not telling you to go party and get wild everyday all day. I'm not telling you to throw out responsibility or give up on structure. I'm telling you to loosen up a little bit. Maybe you liked watching some goofy show when you were young that you haven't watched in ages because you feel like adults don't watch stuff like that. Loosen up! Watch that show. Maybe you don't spend enough time reading, or doing puzzles, or exercising! Exercising is a great way to bring back the fun in your life and to get more in touch with your body. Remember when kids used to just go outside to have fun? Maybe it's time you started going outside again. Be intentional. Have fun.
Another thing, spend more time with the people that you love. Life is short, man. It's true that you could die tomorrow, but even if you live to be one hundred years old, that's still not enough time to goof around and not spend time with your loved ones. Every chance you get, you have to take it. Whether it's your parents, your wife, your kids, or a friend you haven't made time to talk to. Stop acting like your time won't run out. Don't tell yourself you'll get to it eventually. Get to it now. Work on you, bring back the fun, and spend more time with the people you love. Do those three things, and that stress won't have the hold on you like it does now. I can promise you that.
It all starts with you.