Examining Your Life: Are You Having Fun?

From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep at night, my life is filled with urgent and important activities.

I always do my readings first thing in the morning when I’m at my most fresh and energetic. Then I write blog articles when I need to, and handle a great deal of correspondence.

When I’m done working for the day, I homeschool my daughter for several hours.

Then my son gets home from school and we eat an early dinner.

I spend my evenings volunteering for a Search and Rescue team or doing paranormal investigations for local families having a paranormal problem.

If I have a night off from that, I am catching up on my CW superhero shows.

On weekends I catch up on housework, errands, and spending quality time with my kids.

And that’s it. That’s my life in a nutshell. I love it. I love every single thing I’m doing.

Sometimes my friends comment on how busy I am. “You never stop. You have so much on your plate. Do you ever get any down time?”

I do manage to work in some down time, sure. But honestly, I fill my days with the things I love doing the most. I’m having fun, I’m making a difference in the lives of lots of people, and I wouldn’t change any of it.

So I usually respond, “If it’s stops being fun, I’ll stop doing it.”

Periodically I examine what I’m doing and make sure it’s still fun. Life is too short to do anything that doesn’t bring you joy.

There are some new things I’d like to bring into my life, like writing fiction, studying some new topics, and practicing some new paranormal skills. But for the moment, they are on the back burner. I can see a time when they will come to the forefront, but it’s not time yet.

Examine your life right now. Are you spending it in pursuit of something you consider fun or joyous? Or are you compromising, or hating, or dreading the things in your life?

See if you can make some adjustments so the only things you give your time to are things you enjoy doing. Outsource some things if you can, switch jobs if you need to, adjust your partnership situation if it’s dragging you down.

Enjoying the journey is so important. Don’t waste time doing something you hate. You don’t get extra points for tolerating the suck.

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