Happy Hobbies: What do you do for fun?
Finding fun in every situation and circumstance
This is a question that I don’t know if I’ve ever had a really good answer to. Usually, it’s been tennis or some other sport. It could’ve been monopoly or video games in college. Now it might be reading or working or working out. There’s not a ton I do that’s done with the primary intent of “having fun” and I’m not sure if that exists for me.
There’s a great book by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi called Flow. In it he writes, “The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
What do you do when you need a break or when you feel you need to relax?
Do you sit on the couch and watch tv?
Do you drink some beer and read the paper?
Do you read your favorite mystery novel?
Do you ask your spouse for a massage?
Do you spend time on a woodworking project?
Do you go and sew some curtains?
You could do endless things.
In his song Pop Style, Drake says, “I listen to heavy metal for meditation.”
I wrote back in March of this year,
“Get off the fence and lead a life of adventure, purpose, and fulfillment simply by saying yes to what matters most to you.”
This is more important and relevant to my life now than it was 7 months ago. I need to ensure that I am focusing on the four P’s from Jennifer Fonseca — primarily the 4th one.
Passion, Personality, Purpose, and Profit Centers
The profit centers, and feelings of personal reward, are something that I have not prioritized enough as of late.
“God could snap His fingers and change the world but He doesn’t, He taps on our hearts.” — Jimmy Rollins