I have been thinking a lot recently about having fun. I sort of have this ongoing thought around, “Am I having enough fun?” I’m not exactly sure what I mean by this. Some combination of — Am I free-spirited enough? Am I spontaneous enough? Am I enjoying my life enough?
So I’ve started to compile a list of activities that I find fun, but that are also nourishing to me.
- home projects — like reorganizing a space, finding a solution to a small problem, rearranging furniture
- having friends over meals, or hosting them overnight — especially if you cook together
- cooking when I’m alone in the house, with a glass of wine and a podcast
- people watching
- lifting weights with lots of people (the other day, I got to lift in a group of four and it was great)
There are some activities that are a little less fun, but still nourishing like:
- taking a long shower
- changing my sheets
- stretching/yin yoga
- writing in my journal.
In three weeks, I get significantly less busy so I’m planning to make a few dates with myself or with friends to engage in some of these activities. A more proactive choice of where I want to spend time based on what will leave me better off afterwards.