Getting enjoyment out of life makes everything worthwhile. We work all week, and if we don’t have some fun and relaxation at the end, what is it all about? Life goes by at such as rate of knots. What if we are not taking some time out to relax? We can get more and more depressed and stressed out. Life is not meant to be lived in a state of stress all the time. Life is to be enjoyed. It is about having great moments, it is about thinking positively, having goals, friends, and relationships, and not worrying about this, that, and the other. However, so many people are not enjoying life as much as they could be. This society makes people feel inadequate and clings to all the wrong things. If this is you, getting more enjoyment out of life could be a struggle at first, but once you start training yourself to be a happier person, the world is your oyster. So, let’s look at ways you can get more enjoyment out of life.
Life is lived from moment to moment; it is the moment we feel happiness and joy, pain and sorrow, etc. Meditation can help you train your mind to become more present. Being present means not worrying about a potential future that has not and may never happen. It is a way of stopping the regret for the past. It is about focusing on the now, and that is it. Who are you in the now, devoid of the past and future? To perform a simple mediation technique, all you need is some peace. Sit down and close your eyes and concentrate on nothing but your breathing. Feel the air filling your lungs, and do not judge or comment on your breathing; notice it. The process is designed to help you filter out the chatter, the thoughts about the past and future, all you need to do is let the thoughts pass as they come. Do not pay them any attention and let them go. If you can do this in life with all the negative things you think about and only focus on the positive, then you will start to think more positively.
If you want to feel a lot happier and sustain that feeling for an extended period, then you need to start practicing gratitude. Gratifditve brings positive emotions to the fore by being thankful for the good things in your life. No matter how you feel right now, there are good things in your life. These things can be anything, from the color of your hair to the state you are living in, a song you love, or even something significant that happened to you, like winning a poetry prize at school. The things themselves do not really matter; the feeling they create in your matters. To start practicing gratitude, every morning just after you wake up, think of three things you are grateful for. Say them out loud and write them down, and repeat these things as if they are a mantra. Imagine the things you are grateful for and conjure ut u in your eyes. Consider why you are happy about it and how it makes you feel. The more happy emotions you can generate, the better. You are training your brain to create and hold happiness. You are also attracting better things to come to you too.
Do Things that Make You Laugh
When was the last time you laughed, really laughed, until the tears rolled down your face? Hopefully, you will say a few days ago, or even today, because laughing is unique and joyful. It doesn’t even cost you anything. Having a partner you can have a laugh with is worth its weight in gold. Laughing makes you feel better. It is a way of triggering healthy and happy emotional changes in the brain. It also helps stave off illnesses too. Perhaps you should watch a few comedies or go out and see a comedian. You don’t need to be so serious all the time. Find a way to start laughing, play with your partner and kids, mess about, and be silly. Children can be such a huge source of fun if you have children. Very young children live in the present moment; they do not worry. Maybe we could all learn a thing or two about life from them. In a sense, they are more natural and how we all should be in this way.
Don’t Deprive Yourself
We may all need to be on diets and quit this and that, but a few bad things are not really all that bad. In fact, living a life of depriving yourself can make you miserable. What you need to do is do the things you like but only a treat. That way, it doesn’t become a habit; when you do it, you really enjoy it. Say you love donuts, but you know you shouldn’t have them as they are bad for you and you are trying to lose weight. Well, don’t buy them every day. Buy them once a week or month when you have really earned them, say after a 5km run or something. Then only eat them once when everyone else is in bed or when you are alone so you can really savor it. If you can enjoy moments like this, feeling a little naughty for having it, it also being a little surreptitious and hidden makes it all the more fun. You could do the same thing with a Delta 8 disposable or that secret glass of red. We all have our vices, and as long as they are kept at bay and hold no real power or control over us, that is fine. Don’t make the bad things a habit.
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