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May 03

Do More Things You Enjoy

[SUPER QUICK POST]

Today, some Incredibly Obvious Advice Which I Always Forget.

You know those things you enjoy doing?

(Perhaps you don’t. For me, modern life often turns into a kind of repetitive drudgery where days blend into one another. Even so, there’s usually something at some point lately which brought some joy. It’s useful to notice “what’s been fun, joyful, enjoyable, good lately” every now and then.)

Here’s my suggestion: try and do more of those things you like.


Lately, I noticed that there were a few simple activities I had really enjoyed – meeting new people, live music, turning off social media – and I thought “I should probably do that more often”.

And instead of ignoring that thought and just carrying on with my standard routines, I’m making an effort to consciously include more of those things in my life.

Even if the net result is a single extra coffee, or conversation with a friend, or one piece of music I wouldn’t otherwise have listened to… even just one extra thing I enjoy means my life is slightly happier as a result.

In case you want to use this Incredibly Obvious Process, it’s this:

  1. Recognise things you like
  2. Do more of them
  3. That’s it.

Good luck! And let me know if you do anything good as a result of reading this post – I’d love to hear it 🙂

2 comments

  1. Fabio

    I think that the obvious advice are the most difficult to follow, because they are obvious and everyone knows them, but still so few actually stick to them. We need constant reminder of them, life is complicated, but starting simple is always to key to success.

  2. Rachael Farmer

    I like this! I like how it ties in with your piece on how we can’t NOT do things…turning off social media is an action…not going on social media isn’t….it’s all in the re-frame. I coach clients to think in terms of “I don’t” rather than “I can’t” or the dreaded “I shouldn’t”…same diff but your take on it was something I needed to hear: there is a HUGE difference between the mindset of “I really shouldn’t spend so much time on Faceache” versus “I LOVE switching Twitter off from time to time”.

    Right, I’m off to have a bath with Radio 6 on.

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