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It’s easy to get caught up with worries during difficult times. You may even think that learning how to create more joy involves a great deal of work or money, but this isn’t true at all—there are plenty of ways to create joy in your life right now!
While theses things can be helpful to keep you informed and entertained, it’s important to remember life without them. You’ll be amazed at how many other things there are to do or projects you can complete without them!
For example, instead of mindlessly watching another rerun of Seinfeld, complete a photo album or reorganise or redecorate a room.
Almost everyone has a hobby they’ve been meaning to try for a long time. It’s time to actually do it. Take the plunge and take a class!
Most communities have a mail-out or website that lists their class schedule. You’ll find that they’re pretty affordable, too!
The Internet has made it easier than ever to reconnect with people from your past. Whether you last spoke to your friend last month or decades ago, it can be a joyful activity. Reflect on your friendship and discuss the good times you’ve had.
Gardening is good for you. From the exercise itself, to helping with depression, and a host of other health benefits due to getting outdoors and in the sun.
There are many plants and herbs that you can grow both indoors and outdoors. Experiment with different plants or grow some vegetables that you’ll enjoy later on. Further, eating your own homegrown vegetables feels good, too!
Take a trip down the aisle of your local craft store to get some ideas and see what takes your fancy. There are many different things to do.
For low cost alternatives, go to your nearest dollar store. You’ll be amazed at your new treasures!
Getting out in nature is healthy and good for you, so take your family or go alone. Walking and hiking can be a great break in your day. It’s relaxing and you can get to reflect and enjoy the fresh air.
Get some of your friends together for a game every once in awhile. Whether it’s for the mental benefits or the physical ones, it’s always beneficial to get a little exercise. And it will be fun to socialize, too.
On a peaceful, clear night, get in touch with nature in a different way by enjoying the stars! Get an astronomy guide and look for things you want to see and/or that interest you.
One great way to reflect on your day and get to know yourself is by journaling. For additional fun, pretend you’re writing to a long lost friend or write a letter to yourself in the future.
It’s always a good idea to add exciting new meals to your repertoire. Find a recipe website or a cookbook and try something you’ve never tried before.
Gather your family together for some fun and games. Invite friends over to add to the fun. And be sure to rewrite some of the rules to an existing game to make it more entertaining!
If you’re feeling especially creative, try designing your very own game!
You can become a tourist without ever leaving your hometown. It’s likely that you haven’t been everywhere around where you live. Pretend you’re on vacation and try all the tourist attractions.
You’ll learn something new and may even discover places you’ll enjoy visiting often!
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Learning how to create more joy isn’t brain sugery and there are opportunities for more joy in life are around every corner.
With a little creative thinking, you can have a great time every day, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it either.
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