Our lives are busy that is undeniable. The days are packed full of work or school, family, friends, nights out, and nights in. Still, we find something lacking, that something, that says yes, you are truly happy. In spite of all of the social media at our fingertips, we don’t feel fulfilled. It’s time to try something that rings true and gives us a sense of well being and purpose.
Volunteer at an Animal Shelter
Pet lovers can head to their local animal shelter and volunteer their time. Shelter dogs need daily walks and your time spent with them provides the dog’s relief from the stressors of kennel life. The dogs get exercise and socialization and so do you! Cats in shelters need attention also. Clean a litter box or two! You’ll leave the shelter knowing you’ve given the pets your love and gentleness and received it in return. If animals aren’t your thing then other volunteer opportunities exist in whatever area interests you.
Learn a New Skill
It’s never too late to learn something new. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of designing jewelry, learning to sail, glass blowing, calculus, you name it, you can learn it! If you are not sure where to start, begin with your local community centers or colleges. Zero in on what you want to learn. If you study something you’ve always dreamed of doing, you’ll be in the zone while learning it, and living in the moment. The benefit of doing or learning what you love, apart from your work, is that you’ll meet like-minded people. Fulfillment can’t help but follow after this.
Exercise and Eat Right!
It’s time to get fit! Lace up those shoes and head out the door. Go anywhere: the store, the cafe, or school to pick up the kids. Whatever the destination, head there, but on foot! Alternatively, you can dust off that bathing suit, go to your local pool and get in the slow lane, the fast lane can come later. If the pool is not for you to join a gym. Find the best gyms nearby that offer weight room instruction and fitness classes of all varieties.
As to “Eating Right,” they say to eat as your grandmother did. There was not a lot of packaged food in her pantry! Ease up on the sugary stuff, and drink all of that water the doctors are always advising us to do. Aim for a balanced diet. Stick to an exercise routine, eat as healthy a diet as possible and before long you will be feeling great!