Stay in the Present
When you’ve had a really busy day and you finally clock-off to do something fun, sometimes it can be difficult to let yourself be part of it. If your mind keeps going back to other stuff or you feel guilty for taking a break, it’s way harder to have fun. If you notice yourself retracting back inside your mind, take a moment to mentally make a switch to the present. Focus on your surroundings, how they’re affecting you right now, breathe in the moment, breathe out the past.
Work hard, play hard.
Don’t Set Unreasonable Limits
You might be tempted to try to give yourself rules or limit yourself when it comes to your desires, but why? If you want that last scoop of ice cream in the fridge, go for it. If you want to sit down and play video games for an evening, have at it.
If you give in to what you want now, you may be less likely to over-do it later.
A part of having fun is learning not to take yourself too seriously.
Letting loose and being yourself will allow you to get more enjoyment out of indulging in your personal pleasures, letting a little extra happiness come naturally.