Being an adult brings on alot of responsibilities that no teenager or child could probably ever comprehend. Adjusting to adult life is hard. Its like jumping into a cold pool on a winters day. Surprising and scary.
Daily life becomes a routine as you struggle to find the balance of needing to provide a roof over your head, food in your belly and having a happy joyful life.
I have currently taken on a promotion at work. The pay rise $$ and role excites me but adding more responsibilities into my life means trying to reach out to find ways to unwind after work. Along with activities to keep my mind creative and of course i'm forever seeking adventures.
I believe to have an adventure or to be creative only takes the simplest steps. Today I am sharing my favourite ways to keep you smiling, sparkling and most importantly ensuring you keep the fun in your life.
Find things you love to do at home!!!
This is important. Why you ask? Well you spend all that time working to pay rent or pay mortgages why would you want to waste it all your time not being there to appreciate it??
Need ideas? Go onto Pinterest. You wont leave uninspired.
-Cooking (This is my go to)
-Puzzles and games
Do something to keep your mind switched off!!!
Switching off from work or study is really hard. I always find myself thinking of what needs to be done hours after I leave work. This is where watching movies or a tv show you really like helps. Your so caught up in the moment you forget that anything else exists. (i recommend... Burlesque, Misfits, An Education, River Cottage, The Darling Buds Of May and Skins)
Finding Your Inner Child!!!
What did you like to do when you were little? Was it go for a bike ride? Did you like to play basketball? Find something that you really enjoyed as a child and do that. When you were an innocent child all you tried to do was the things you loved. Chances are that there are things you loved that you have forgotten to keep doing. No rule says you cant do those things as adults. I loved to colour in. I loved choosing all the colours and mixing pencils with markers and pens. Maybe instead of a Barbie colouring book I choose a Mandala book. Either way reliving your childhood is a healthy part of growing up.
Try something different or New!!!
As a child the whole world (parents, teachers, peers) were always giving you new things to try and experiences that were different. As an adult we tend to do the same things over and over. Go to the same shops, eat at the same restaurants and see the same things. Im challenging you to go out of your comfort zone to try something new. Go horse back riding, eat a different cuisine that you have no idea about. Take a day trip to somewhere you haven't been before. Take a day painting or clay class. Do something you don't HAVE to be good at. Do it for the fun of it.
Lastly Know when its time for a rest!!!
Its been a long day. You come home after a nightmare shift and you have to make dinner and you have your shows to watch still. My tip is to simply don't turn that TV on. Your shows can wait... Everything on tv is on the internet to watch later on. Instead put on a cd. Listen to some soft music as you make your dinner. Don't sit on the couch to eat! Sit at your table and just enjoy the meal you made instead of mindlessly shovelling it in as you stare at the screen. Take yourself into a nice warm shower then put your pjs on and snuggle into bed with a cup of tea and read a chapter or 2 of a book. Doing these steps will make you feel more joy as you go to sleep, helping you have a more restful sleep.
I hope this helps someone out there. Leave me a comment telling me what you like to do to take your mind of stress.
Remember Believe in Magic