We all like the idea of having fun. Unfortunately, for most business owners and entrepreneurs, having fun is one of those things that we “hope” we can fit in around our busy work schedule. The sad truth is that most business owners and entrepreneurs are going about this the wrong way.
Rather than trying to fit in the things we love or really want to do around our work, it is much better to schedule things we can do for fun just like a work appointment.
It is unrealistic to think we’ll make this major shift of scheduling in fun activities and potentially compromise our work commitments straight away. However, we can start taking back our weekends as an initial step to start off with and give ourselves permission to have a break from the work we think we need to do.
In my younger days, having fun was almost second nature — I couldn’t not have fun. However as I grew older and became burdened with the responsibilities of being an adult, I noticed that the things I would do for fun almost automatically became challenging to fit into my busy life. That continued for many years until someone mentioned to me that the path I was on would eventually “kill” me because I was working so hard.
Since then, I have endeavoured to give myself a break and do things that doesn’t have to be work-related. As a result, I more efficient when I am working and not as stressed as I used to. This is still a work-in-progress and I do know that giving myself permission to step away and have fun is making a difference.
Here are 15 things you can choose from to have more fun this weekend without the need to spend a lot of money so that you can relax, rejuvenate and re-energise yourself.
- Go for a walk in nature.
- Visit a museum or art gallery.
- Read a book you’ve been putting off.
- Do some gardening.
- Go for a walk around your neighbourhood.
- Meditate in nature.
- Go to the beach.
- Visit your local park and play sports — basketball, tennis, soccer or go for a jog.
- Volunteer at a local charity or non-profit.
- Listen to relaxing music.
- Go on a bike ride.
- Have a meaningful conversation with a friend or loved one.
- Start writing that book you’ve always wanted to write.
- Introduce yourself to your neighbours and get to know them.
- Meet local business owners and start learning more about their business.
Having fun doesn’t have to be a chore that you only do if you think you can or when you have time. If you aren’t intentional about allocating time to have fun, then chances are high that you won’t make it a priority. These are some simple ideas that hopefully will inspire you to stop working so hard and start having fun again.
Question: What are some other fun activities which won’t cost a lot of money?
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