This seems to be quite an important subject in today’s society because most people are obsessed with entertainment. They live for their shows, their movies, even their books or their hobbies, and while these are all well and good, becoming obsessed with them is not.
You have to have balance in your life. Remember: everything in moderation. If you are watching countless hours of television a day then chances are you are very unhealthy both physically and mentally. Watching tv shows occasionally or for merely an hour or two a day can be a great way to relax and reset your brain, but hours upon hours of it literally damages your body and mind.
Reading, on the other hand, is great for your mind, but doing it for hours a day is harmful to your body. That is, unless you can somehow be active while reading. This is why audio book sales are booming right now. Reading is important though, even if for a limited time per day, because it works neural pathways that are dormant otherwise. The same goes for writing, the physical act of doing so that is, not just texting or typing on a keyboard.
So, how do you entertain yourself constructively? You find new and interesting things to do on a daily basis. Zig Ziglar said, “If you keep on doin’ what you’ve been doin’, you’re gonna keep on gettin’ what you’ve been gettin’.” Put simply, if you keep making the same choices on a daily basis, how can anything possible change in your life? After all, you’ve probably heard before that one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.
Having new experiences is one of our basic human needs. It’s why explorers still exist today, why scientists are so adamant about their research, and certain YouTube videos go viral, because people love new things to see and think about, and most people live vicariously through those who are actually out there living their lives instead of watching others do so from behind a screen.
Trying sitting out in the sun while reading instead of on the couch, or going for a walk. Being outside, in the sun, and getting fresh air are all so important to our bodies, and who you might end up meeting someone that turns into a lifelong friend. The possibilities are endless when you start getting out there more more.
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
The best way to be constructive in your entertainment is to step out of your comfort zone. This is the most important part of this entire post, so if ever you’re going to pay attention do it now. Most people are afraid of change and end up living the same boring life, ultimately ending up very cynical and unhappy with their lives. When you step outside of your comfort zone you will begin to see that life actually begins there.
If you’re someone who dances in private but not in public, try going out to a club or taking up dance lessons. If you’re self-conscious the latter might prove the better option because it takes the focus off of you and onto the dance instructor. This one simple step might be enough to make such a difference in your life that who knows, maybe it will lead you to finding your ideal career, or maybe even your soul mate.
How can you expect anything great to happen in your life if you’re too scared to step out into the world and make things happen? Life is what you make it, so get out there and try new things. One of these days you’ll end up wondering why you ever stayed cooped up on your couch or in your bedroom, looking back and thinking how much more fun you have sharing your life with others and experiencing new and exciting things.
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