Today I want to share three ways of finding time for happy things!
I talk a lot about making time to be happy and doing the things you enjoy. But I can appreciate that sometimes we don’t think we have any spare time and that we are too busy to find the time for fun.
So how can we make room for the things that bring us joy?
I’ve also filmed this as an IGTV video so if you’d prefer to hear me tell you the suggestions hop over there to watch!
Firstly – and this is part of a prompt in my Find Your Happy workbook – why not take a look at the things that you don’t enjoy and that don’t light you up.
How can you do LESS of those things? This will free up time for the things you love.
For me, checking my phone and scrolling too often takes up time when I could be doing more happy things! So if I really focus on not doing that (& it takes a lot of reminding and work to remember not to do it some days!) I magically free up some time for things I enjoy.
Another example is I don’t enjoy sorting the recycling so I pay my son pocket money to do it!
The next thing to think about… what things do you enjoy that you could pair with things you don’t like so much?
For example – I often watch TV shows I like or YouTube or IGTV videos while I’m folding and hanging up laundry. And I listen to my favourite music or a podcast while I’m tidying and cleaning the kitchen.
This has the double whammy of doing more happy things but also making the less fun things more enjoyable!
And one last thing to think about – which things make you happy as well as being important to your health (physical and/or mental)?
I love walking outside in nature. It’s great for getting my steps up and is so important to my mental health. I am usually more productive when I take the time to get outside and walk. So how can I not prioritise time for being outside?
What happy things should you prioritise because they are beneficial to your health?
Finding Time for Happy Things
So that’s 3 things you could look at to try and free up more time for the things that make you happy.
I’d love to know which ones you might try and what happy things you’re trying to make room for! Let me know in the comments below.
If you’re looking for some advice on finding out what makes you happy check out these posts: