Not having optimal mental health well-being could be worsened by not knowing how to enjoy your life. If your life has turned into something that you dread, that’s a signal that you’ve forgotten what’s important.
You need to look forward to your life. You need to have fun and to laugh. If you think about it, try to recall when you last laughed like a child. Kids laugh without restraint and they live each day to the fullest.
Remember when you were a kid
Maybe you get up and you immediately jump into whatever weighs on you. It might be seeing what’s new in your email that you have to deal with or handling bills or other stressors.
Instead of starting the day off with peace and fun, you hit yourself with whatever steals your peace and laughter. Remember how when you were a kid you’d run just to run? Or you’d meet up with your friends spontaneously and stay out playing until night fell?
Do not live your life rigidly
As an adult, you probably can’t recall the last time you did something that wasn’t already on your schedule. At some point in your life, fun took a backseat and life became something to endure rather than to enjoy.
That happens when you pick up burdens and carry them around – when you get laden down with responsibilities. But that doesn’t mean that life has to become a chore or that you can’t enjoy your days.
Life is more than the problems you face
Part of the issue can be because something is weighing you down. It might be a struggle with your job or finances or relationships. But you need to get to the root of whatever is causing you to not enjoy your life.
There’s no need to live your days just getting through them. You can have the moments when you laugh with all the freedom and merriment of a child. You can decide to go out for spontaneous fun.
Don’t forget what fun feels like
Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean that you should forget what fun feels like. There’s no need to live every single day trying to juggle a hundred and one things to do. There’s no need to put up with emotions that leave you feeling sad and anxious.
You don’t have to strive to hold everything together. You can free yourself and live your life with joy. Even on the days that are full of responsibilities that you can’t put off, you can still have fun.
Discover what it is that’s holding you back. Dig deep and uproot the erroneous beliefs you might have or the burdens that grew because of a lack of emotional self-care. Remember again how to enjoy life in its simplest terms. Find healing if you need to. Embrace all the good you were meant to have.