Are you caught up in the routine of everyday life? Getting up at the same time, taking the same route to work? Maybe the job you do is repetitive? Or how about having the same old conversations with the same people?
Do your weekends consist of the same tasks too…. Shopping, dropping the kids off to various parties, a takeaway, a bottle of wine and some early nights to recharge yourself for the following week?
Does some of this sound familiar? Are you bored, lacking energy, and fed up with doing the same things week in week out??
I know that sometimes I get to the weekend and I’m exhausted from the routine of my week and trying hard to get through my never ending to-do lists! There’s a part of me that wants to put my feet up for the weekend, catch up on sleep and get myself ready for the following week. But I know, what really gets me motivated for the week ahead is being outside, getting exercise, spending time with those that make me laugh and doing something exciting!
Perhaps we are getting a little older with more responsibilities, but we don’t have to give up having fun!
So to avoid getting bored of our day-to-day routines, perhaps we need to remind ourselves how to have fun a little more often! I have started asking myself what am I excited about in the week ahead, and this really helps.
What things did I used to do that excited me?
What did I do used to do for fun? Or what new things would I like to try?
– Singing lessons
– A date night with your partner
– An activity break
– Rock climbing
– An art class
– Learn a new skill
– Find a local netball or football team
Adding some fun will change your perspective, it will give you more energy and you will feel more alive. The routine still exists but you’ll see it with fresh eyes!
Remember: start small, and build from there.
What would you love to do that will bring back a sense of fun? What haven’t you done in years that you used to love?
I’d love to hear your plans, so please leave me a comment below.