I know what you may be thinking. "I don't have time for fun, I've got a business to run!"
I have spent the majority of my life trying to be successful with such force, push, and control that it led me to feel exhausted, unsatisfied, and burnt out.
It is my belief that you can only go so far by sheer force. I believe the goal in life is to do more things that you are pulled to and less things that you have to push yourself toward.
The hard part is finding things that pull you. Even some of the things I enjoy, like acting, became something I was forcing myself into. Life is never fun if you have to force yourself to do something.
If you feel like you are running into a brick wall trying to achieve your goals then maybe it's time to reevaluate. What's the point in achieving your goals if you're not enjoying the process or if you're not having fun?
I have found that when I let go of control and focus on having fun I have a lighter, happier disposition which makes me handle challenges better and be more excited for life as a whole.
An interesting byproduct of intentionally having more fun is that amazing opportunities have fallen into my lap. The same opportunities that I used to try so hard to achieve. As soon as I let go of control and just started doing things in life that make me happy great things came to me without my force or frustration.
3 Ways to Focus on Fun:
1.) Make a list of 20 things that make you happy. Some examples could be smell a new candle, going rollerblading, dancing, playing golf, playing the piano.
2.) Choose one of the things you listed and schedule it in your calendar. If you don't plan it, you wont do it. Get serious about having fun!
3.) Anytime you feel anxious, pissed, disappointed, or stressed go back to your list! If you make this a regular practice it will change your attitude, your wellbeing, and your life.
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