The joy audit: how to have more fun in 2020
Being intentionally happy in your relationships, and in your family raises our happiness levels in untold ways.
One feels more connected, joyful, peaceful and blissful when exchanging love with family members and our circle of close friends.
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Americans have roughly 5 hours of leisure per day. However, watching TV takes up more than half of those hours. Then, when we do make use of those leisure hours, our hustle culture makes us turn our leisure activities into a race to see who can do it the best.
It is perfectly fine to do a hobby just because we want to relax.
One mistake people make when starting a hobby is picking something aspirational rather than something they enjoy. When you pick a hobby, stay true to what you enjoy. If you like cooking, try to take your current skills up a notch. If you like writing, try a fiction workshop.
If you want to try something totally new, start small. To hold yourself accountable, enlist friends in the effort.
A hobby is not a side hustle. It is important to develop hobbies outside of our economy with no financial motives attached.
Since a leisure pursuit is an outlet for stress, the pure pleasure of engaging in a hobby should be enough. A hobby not only helps to refuel us for a busy work life but also helps us to practice deep focus.
The "pursuit of joy" seems to be the new buzzword to counter the fear of missing out phenomenon.
What brings you joy? Joy is pared with cleaning up our cluttered lives: from household clutter to life clutter.
We are constantly invited to do something, think something, experience something or buy something.
For every social event or task we say yes to, we run the risk of overfilling our lives. It may leave us feeling overstretched, overtired and overwhelmed.
There is often an underlying fear that prevents us from saying no. Perhaps we fear that we are not good enough. We find the compulsive "yes" might help us feel better. However, we cannot continue living at this pace.
We need to ask ourselves why we continue to do the very things that make us unhappy. Self-restraint and missing out are vital for our well-being.
Holidays are supposed to be a happy time, but many people feel sadness due to heightened expectations, family rifts and comparison with others.
Our cause of sadness is often related to the fact that we compare our lives with the lives o the people we follow and that seem to be having loads of fun on social media
Try to avoid social media during holidays and during mandatory social gatherings. Also, avoid gatherings that drain your energy.
Negative emotions can sap us from the inside. Create your happiness by observing and learning from your negativity by using self-awareness
Brighten your day by being generous, providing funds to the needy, holiday gifting to the poor, or doing some volunteer work.