Unfortunately, for many people live has turned into a boring routine with seemingly no possibility to escape this “every day the same melancholy”.
They get up early, go to work, do something all day long they aren’t really interested in, they come home late, have dinner and watch a bit TV before going to bed.
And the next day it starts all over. The weekend passes in no time and is mostly spent in a state of “I don’t really know what to do with my time…” And, this goes on for weeks, months and even years.
But, that’s not the way you were supposed to live your life. You were meant to live a life that’s filled with joy, passion, fun, excitement and laughter.
If your life starts becoming stale and boring, it’s time to do something about it. But, don’t worry, it’s not as complicated or difficult as you may think.
As you will see in a moment, it’s actually relatively easy – even if you don’t have much time, even if you don’t have much money and even if you are tired and exhausted after work and on your weekends.
In this short article, I will show you some great and easy ways to bring back the passion, fire and excitement into your life. We start slowly and you will see, already after a short while you will start feeling better and better.
By bringing the fun and passion back into your life, you will have more energy, you will start attracting different people into your life, this may lead to a better and more interesting job, this could help you to find your dream partner, this will improve your relationship with friends and family, this could lead to an exciting business idea… and to many other great things.
Everything in life is energy and whatever you experience in your material, physical world is a direct reflection of your inner state of being, your inner energy and the way you feel most of the time.
Joy and passion are one of the highest energies and if you “train” yourself to spend more and more time in the vibration of joy and passion, your life and your outer circumstances will completely change as well.
What’s happening on the “outside” always depends on what’s going on within.
And as I already mentioned, this could be a better job, an amazing business opportunity, great new friends, the partner of your dreams… and thousands of other things.
But, how do you add more joy and passion to your life?
Here are 5 great ways to add more fun, joy, passion and excitement to your life:
#1: Learn something new
What are you interested in most, what would you like to do, what would you like to learn…? There must be something. I know, if you are tired, if you are really down… you may feel like: “I just don’t want to do anything”
But, once you start something new, the interest, the fun, the excitement slowly but surely starts coming back.
The trick here is to get started with something you are at least somewhat interested. Take a playful attitude. Have fun, enjoy it without expecting any specific outcome.
This is all about having fun and re-connecting with your passion. It’s not about being good at what you are doing or trying to impress anyone. Be like a child and enjoy what you are doing.
If you have been in a slump for quite some time, don’t expect to feel passion and excitement immediately. Start slowly and don’t put any pressure on yourself. Don’t pay any attention to what others may think about your new activity.
So, what could you learn or do?
There are thousands of possibilities. You could learn a foreign language, a musical instrument, you could decide to become an expert on any subject that interests you: gardening, history, computer programming, yoga, Chinese medicine…
Simply do a search on Google or buy some books… you can find an almost unlimited amount of information on any subject on the internet for free.
Pick any subject you are interested in and start taking action – maybe 20-30 minutes per day. You may think, what can I achieve with only 20 minutes a day?
It’s all about creating momentum and here is what’s going to happen: You start slowly. Every day you enjoy a bit more what you are doing. You see your progress and start getting excited. You skip watching TV, because you love so much what you are doing…
You never had that much fun in your life. You already have much more energy and you try to spend as much time as possible on your newly found passion. You are getting better and better and this motivates you to do even more and to let other people know about what you are doing…
A job offer may come along that allows you to do full time what you love most or you may even decide to become your own boss. Now you are a master in what you are doing. You no longer work for money, you just follow your passion and you are absolutely fulfilled and happy.
Yes, all of this can happen within a relatively short period of time – within one or two years, which isn’t much at all.
BUT, you need to get started with something, you need to take some sort of action and you need to push through the initial phase of “I don’t really want to do anything…”
#2: Start a blog and share your passion with others
Most of the ideas and processes I explained in #1 also apply to this point and to the ones below.
Starting a blog on your favorite subject is one of the easiest ways to re-connect with your passion and to add more joy and fun to your life.
I recommend you setup a WordPress blog which is very easy and only takes about 5 minutes. For your hosting, a low-cost hosting provider like Bluehost is absolutely sufficient and should not cost more than $5/month.
Just get started sharing your passion, ideas and knowledge with other people. If you only have 20-30 minutes a day, I recommend you spend one day researching an article idea and the following 2 days writing the article.
You will learn lots of new and interesting things about your favorite hobby, you can connect with like minded people, later you can also publish your own products on your blog, promote your seminars and private consultations… and sooner or later you will be able to turn your hobby into your profession.
#3: Take care of your body and health
I love everything that has to do with healthy lifestyle and nutrition.
Just imagine being blessed with a wealth of energy, vitality and health, having lots of time for your hobbies, because you only need 5-6 hours of sleep…
In the past I needed 8-9 hours of sleep, but still, I was constantly tired. I had all sorts of health problems, a chronic lack of energy…
One day I said: STOP! And I started taking care of my body by changing my nutrition, regular physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
This completely changed my life. After only a few weeks, my energy levels started rising, overall I felt much better, I needed less sleep, I had more time for things I always wanted to do…
Your vitality and well-being affects every area of your life and I highly recommend you spend some time on the subject – make it your passion.
It is not complicated at all and you can find many great books on Amazon. Look for vegetarian nutrition, raw foods, eat less sugar, meat, fat, white flour, drink enough water, do a little bit of exercise at least every second day, meditate a few minutes every day…
#4: Join a club or an association
For almost any interest you may have, you should be able to find a club or an association. It’s always easier and also more fun to do things together with likeminded people.
Check the yellow pages or do a search on Google and find out what’s going on in your area. Once you found an interesting club or association, don’t hesitate – just signup and get going.
At the beginning you may not feel like joining a group and meeting new people, you may even be scared about it. But, don’t worry, jump into the cold water and just get started.
You have absolutely nothing to lose and you can only win. Enjoy it, have fun and play – you will absolutely love a few weeks from now.
#5: Use the 5 minute action formula
I know, when you are in a slump it’s always difficult to get started and to do anything. You say, maybe tomorrow, this turns into next week and next month…
Don’t say, I try tomorrow. Do it now, right now.
Pick any kind of task: Doing some research on the internet, finding an association in your field of interest, figuring out how to set up a WordPress blog, searching for a free online guitar course…
Give yourself 5 minutes. Even if you are tired, bored, feeling like not wanting to do anything… you are always capable of taking a tiny little bit of action – for only 5 minutes.
That’s not a huge push and it doesn’t require a lot of will power. Set your alarm clock to ring in 5 minutes and get started.
Oftentimes it is very difficult just to get started, but the magic thing is, once you push through this initial barrier, you suddenly get into the flow, you start enjoying what you are doing, you are having fun… and you just keep going, because it feels great.
Now, you are excited, you feel the passion. 15 minutes pass, 30 minute, 1 hour, 2 hours… and you are still playing.
And suddenly you are no longer tired, you are no longer bored, you are simply enjoying yourself.
It is all about pushing through the initial barrier and this usually doesn’t take any longer than 5-10 minutes.
You don’t know what you should do?
Just do anything, paint a picture, write down what your dream life would look like, learn how to play a D-chord on guitar…. It doesn’t matter; This is just to get you back into the habit of taking action and having fun.
Do you have any other ideas, tips or strategies on how to add more fun, excitement and passion to a life that has grown a bit stale? Please let us know and leave a comment below.