I’m half way into “The Happiness Project” and again, it’s like Gretchen Rubin was writing about me!
6 months in and Gretchen is writing about how she needs to “have more fun in her life”
Well, I’m not sure that I feel I need more fun, but I think it can never hurt anyone’s life to have as much FUN as possible!
The crazy thing that has me thinking of my clients and my co-workers is the following quote:
All this thinking about fun made me realize that I had to make time for it. Too often, I’d give up fun in order to work. I often felt so overwhelmed by tasks that I’d think, “The most fun would be to cross some items off my to-do list. I’d feel so much better if I could get something accomplished.”
Now here’s my thoughts and question for the week. Do you feel that if you could organize your time better and actually get a couple of things off your “to-do” list that you would enjoy the “fun” things even more?
Or do we follow Gretchen’s thoughts, that by taking time to do something that truly was “fun” for us, that in turn we would feel energized and ready to tackle “the List”?
But then again, does it even matter which way we lean? If we are taking the time to do something that is truly fun for us…before or after a task are we not accomplishing “more happiness”?
I also think the thing I need to truly address is what is actually FUN for me. There are many times during my life that I’ve done something or gone somewhere that I would have answered, Yeah it was fun.
But now more then ever I’m searching for those moments, activities and adventures that are truly “ME”. Something that brings me JOY. Makes me feel happy. These things aren’t necessarily what I would have thought of 10-5 or even 1 year ago. But I do think it’s important to re-evaluate your precious time and find something that is yours, something that may help bring the rest of your life into focus.
I loved that book. It also felt like she was writing to me. Love this sentence: ‘But now more then ever I’m searching for those moments, activities and adventures that are truly “ME”.’ I’m with you there, on the same journey.
I do approve the way you described. One day I realized that I need to… add having fun/breaks/free time to my to-do list. Started doing that in my http://www.kanbantool.com , firstly feeling quite awkward, writing ‘have a 30 minutes break’ between my super-important-work-tasks but now it’s my own habit, my way of working.
Had a quick look at the Kanbantool – Looks interesting. Might need to blog on that after my Happiness Project!