Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end ~ Seneca
Do you remember a time when ‘IRS’ were just three letters in the alphabet? How about a time when the biggest decision of your day was deciding between rocky-road or chocolate fudge? Fast-forward to adulthood and somewhere along the way between car pools and credit card bills we stopped having fun. Nowhere in the proverbial book of life does it say we have to get off the roller-coaster. Make your own fun and let your inner-child play. Find a local bowling alley or miniature golf range. Put on those dancing shoes or dust off that volleyball in your garage. Whatever you chose, remember that you are only as young as you feel, and that it’s ok to let loose every once and a while. Life is supposed to be fun.
Wish all you want, magical house-keepers do not exist. Picking up that broom and dust rag may be the last thing you want to do, but trust me, you will feel so much better once your house is in order. Looking around at those dirty dishes, loads of dirty laundry and dusty corners may be overwhelming. Take a deep breath and concentrate on one thing at a time. Turn up your stereo and sing out loud. You will be sitting in your spotless Shangri-la in no time.
It really is true when they say laughter is the best medicine. Open any psychology book and you will learn that laughter does many things for us. A good bout of laughter can reduce pain and allow us to tolerate discomfort, not to mention possibly lowering blood sugar levels. Renting a classic comedy or catching a local stand-up show are excellent ways to tickle your funny bone. We can never laugh too hard or too often, so get out and embrace the Funny. You will be exhausted from pure joy.
Emotionally or literally, there is nothing quite like planting your seeds and watching something grow. Whether you plant a small garden, write a poem or even paint your living room, the feeling of accomplishment when you create something comes alive. You don’t need to be Michelangelo or E.E. Cummings to be a creative person. All you need to do is work from within and let your imagination wander. Whatever you do, let go and unwind. Your creation is a part of you, and that alone is beautiful.