Let’s face it. Being an adult kinda sucks. Our lives are completely saturated with responsibility and unfun things like work and bills and cleaning. Every now and again I have these moments where I don’t really feel like myself, and I’ve recently decided that it is because I’ve stopped doing some of the things that used to make me happy. When we are little, we spend a large percentage of time doing things purely because they are fun or because we want to. It could be my A type personality, but I rarely do things just because I want to. Even on the weekends, I am usually just checking items off of a to do list or thinking about what it is I should be doing instead of what I want to be doing. From here on out, I am going to start making a conscious effort to remember what it was that used to make me feel like me and try to do the little things that make me happy. What about you guys? Do you sometimes think you need to remember square one?
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You and Meg always seem to post these inspirational, insightful little nuggets just when I need them. I remember after college thinking, “Man, being an adult is stupid and it really sucks.” I think it’s very important to remember to do things that make you happy. I’ve been a little bummed and not myself lately too and was just thinking the other day of ways to perk it on up. Now that the weather is beautiful, I just can’t wait to go on long walks alone and breathe in the springtime happiness. ALso, farmer’s markets and sitting outside drinking mimosas on the weekend make me pretty happy 🙂 Get your happy on child!
DO IT! Sometimes you have to let go of the not so fun things and take a breather. Take a time out. The lame stuff will still be waiting on you.
I absolutely agree with you. I think it’s a part of growing up and finding the balance. I too have made an effort to do things that make me happy. Not only that, but finding happiness in simple things. Like nightly walks with the husband and days off snuggling with Lola.
Being an adult is the worst. Linds is totally right. All the stupid stuff will always be there waiting for you. Enjoy yourself! Lets eat some cake or something.
Beautiful ideas!!! In retirement, I am doing some of the things that I like to do and that make me happy; for example, attending Garden Club functions, Music Club performances, and taking time for lunch with friends and family. I also like going to our farm and taking long walks in the pasture remembering peaceful passages from the Bible and you might even hear me singing some old Hymns from the past. Just making a joyful noise!!