Let’s face it, there are plenty of days when we look at the news, or have a bad day at work, and it does not seem there is much to enjoy about life. This is not really the case though; if you are reading this then you may have happened upon it through your enjoyment of a good wine, for instance. There are plenty of things that you can enjoy in your life and you will be amazed at how simple some of them are.
Our aim is to help you focus on those simple things you can choose to do that will put a smile on your face and help you to remember how important it is to enjoy the life you have as much as possible. We are not going to include a romantic weekend for two with Bradley Cooper or guys weekend in Vegas. As enjoyable as both of these activities would be they are not exactly simple, and we all need a little simple enjoyment in our lives.
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Take a walk when you do not have to
In today’s world we tend to always walk for a reason; going to work, exercising the dog, using up those calories. When was the last time you just thought to yourself “I fancy a stroll so let’s go”. You do not have to live in a rural location, close to a park or near a beach to enjoy a walk. It’s all about relaxing and enjoying the journey. You may have been to busy to notice that the local store had changed hands or you may never have the time to actually stop and speak to people. Taking the time out to just walk means that you can do whatever you want and savour the time spent doing it.
Treat yourself at a discount price
One of the little enjoyments that we all tend to love is getting a bargain; even better if you give yourself a little treat into the bargain. All you have to do is conduct a little discount codes and coupon research at sites like OZCodes and you can find great discounts on everything from coffee makers to jewelry. Of course, it’s simple enough to just treat yourself anyway but doing so at a discount price just adds to the enjoyment.
Have a family day
You only get one family and it’s important that you spend at least some of your precious time with them. You can add to the fun by re-enacting events or days out. It can be enjoyable to go back to a place where you all spent time as a family, although you may want to do some research before everyone happily sets off on a trip down memory lane. The fun may be a little tarnished if the quaint little beachside cafe you all remember so fondly is now an office block.
Join a meetup group
You may well already aware of the global phenomenon that is Meetup. People form meetup groups for everything from general socializing to salsa dancing and wine tasting. There is a good chance that you will find a group that suits your interests and if not you can start one up. There is often a misconception that meetup groups are for the purpose of dating but that is not the case; although some are set up for that reason. But you can join a meet up for hiking, or photography or movie viewing. It’s a simple way of expanding your range of interests and your circle of friends.
Join an amateur theater group
There are plenty of amateur theater groups around that are usually only to happy to welcome new members. You do not have to be a budding actor to join; you may want to try your hand at costume or set design. There are lots of different roles available at local theater groups; both onstage and off.
If you do not think that theater is your thing then you may want to try another area of entertainment such as dance, stand-up comedy or music. If you think you are funny then go and enjoy yourself proving it in front of an audience; or you could take your guitar down to a local open mic night. You may think that all of this would involve stepping outside your comfort zone. That may be true but you would be amazed as just how enjoyable that can be.
We have just started another year and you have the opportunity of making the most of every simple opportunity to enjoy yourself during 2017. It’s important that you do not waste any of these opportunities. Hopefully we have given you some ideas that will inspire you to seek out enjoyment this year and beyond. It’s up to you to take the ideas and turn them into something that works for you to help you increase your enjoyment of life.