EPISODE 55: [TIPS&TRICKS] 3 Easy Ways You can Welcome Fun & Celebration BACK into your life!

Are you struggling to live a life that makes you happy and joyful? Or maybe just have more fun in your life? Then you need to listen to this episode because I am sharing with you 3 simple ways that you can welcome back fun and celebration into your life! 

Life isn’t meant to be so stuffy and dry, it’s meant to be enjoyed and lived to the FULLEST. So if you are struggling to have fun in your day to day or celebrate more often in your life, this episode is for you.














Maddy 0:08 Welcome to the living in sunshine podcast if you don’t know who I am, my name is Maddy. And I am so excited to have you tuning in to our weekly podcast episodes, where we chat all the things from tips and tricks to funny stories from my life that have helped me to truly live in the sunshine. In this space, we are all about encouraging, inspiring and giving you the tough love that you need to hear sometimes to realize that you are totally made for more than what you currently have in life, and that you hold the power to make the changes that you need to level up and live your best self. So buckle up, grab some water and let’s get into it. Good morning. Good morning, my dudes and welcome back to the living in sunshine podcast. My name is Maddy, if you are new to the show, I am so grateful that you are listening. Each week this podcast grows. And I am so thankful for all of you who either continue to listen, who are subscribed who are sharing it with your friends, your sisters, your co workers, your dog walker, and you’re here listening to the podcast right now. I am seriously so thankful for all of the lessons that I get every single week. And I am so excited to bring more episodes to you going forward. So before we get into today’s episode, I did want to remind you that the owner vision course is out. Now you can find it linked in my Instagram bio, or on my website, which is living in sunshine.com. It’s the exact same as my instagram handle. You can find all of the info on the on your vision course. Now via the website. So if you are ready to take back control of your life, to design a life and live a life that you are obsessed with, you need to check out the on your vision course which is out now I’ll link it in the show notes for you get all the info. And if you check it out and you have questions or you’re not sure if it’s for you definitely send me a message over on Instagram. My handle is living at living the letter N sunshine and we can chat about it. I will honestly you guys tell you whether or not it’s for you. I’ve told people in the past that I don’t think it’s for them. And just let you know an honest opinion on whether or not I think you would benefit from this course. So definitely go check it out. If you enroll, shoot me a message, share your enrollment on Instagram and tag me so I can see it. And I cannot wait to hear how this course benefits you going forward. And in case you missed it all month long. On the podcast we are talking about how to intentionally celebrate and intentional celebration. In the last few episodes, we talked about why you needed to be doing this. Last week, we celebrated my birthday. And I shared with you seven lessons that I have learned in 27 years because I just turned 27 And this week we are going to be talking about and I’m going to be giving you three easy ways that you can welcome more fun and celebration back into your life. Because this is a key thing to living joyfully and creating a life that builds your work that makes you feel excited. And the thing that is going to help you live in the sunshine, which is what we’re all about in this space. So before we jump into this episode, I do have to share with you a huge book recommendation. It is called have more fun by Mandy Aereo tau. I’m pretty sure that’s how you say her last name. It’s a R I O T O so Mandy Aereo tau, again, probably butchering her last name. But the book is called have more fun. And I read this book last fall like last July, August. And it was such a great read. I actually listened to it on Audible because I’m a big audible listener, like I love to listen to my personal development books. And I loved every single part of this book. Mandy is real and raw, and she keeps it honest. But she also makes it fun and exciting. And just as like a little asterix a little. What’s it called the little things at the bottom of the page, Book Notes, something notes SparkNotes doesn’t matter. This is a Christian based book. So if that does bother you, if you don’t love reading books that are based in faith or that bothers you, I personally am not an overly religious person. I am Christian. So I guess that’s maybe why it doesn’t bother me. But she does talk about God and Jesus and living in his name and all of that kind of stuff. So that does bother you. It might not be a good book for you. I personally loved it. I’ve recommended it to tons of women in my life and they really enjoyed it. So definitely go read that book. Some of these tips do come from her book. A lot of them are things that I do in my own life, but I wanted to send out that little personal development recommendation if you are looking for a book to read have more fun by Mandy Aereo toe is a great book. Okay, so tip number one for this episode is to pick up a hobby or start a hobby. That is just a hobby. Okay, like bolded underlined Capital Fund, just a hobby. So for all of my Happy hustlers, women just like me who love multiple forms and streams of income, you need to have something that you do just for fun, not because you’re going to in the long run, monetize it, okay. And I say this because when we take the things that we do as a hobby, or that we do for fun, and then we monetize it, it becomes work, okay, and I love what I get to do for work, I love all the things that I do for work. But when we do that, we can sometimes fall into the trap of it being work and taking out the fun and all of those things. So the first tip, if you are struggling with having more fun in your life, or celebrating your life, is to pick up a hobby, and maybe this is a hobby that you already have. Maybe it is something that you’ve always wanted to do, but start something new that you only do because it makes you happy. And because it’s fun to do, okay, for me, this is reading and drawing you guys, I love reading my husband bought me a Kindle for Christmas. And I read probably every day, if not like every couple of days, you know, sometimes there’s days that you just don’t read. And I just love it. Like I think it’s super relaxing I read before going to bed. And it’s just a really relaxing thing for me to do. And it’s a fun way for me to incorporate something that’s good for my mind and my mental health, while just enjoying doing it right, like that’s what a hobby is for. The other thing that I really love to do is drawing drawing started as a hobby for me, I still very much see it as a hobby, even though I do occasionally sell my drawings in the form of stickers in my Etsy shop. But I would say like 80% of the drawing that I do, I do not sell like I still see it as a hobby, and not a job. So that is why I see it as such, because I’m not just doing it purely to make money. I’m doing it because I think it’s fun. It’s something that I enjoy doing. It’s a challenge. Sometimes I like to learn new ways to draw specifically within procreate. And so having a hobby in your life that is just purely a hobby is going to allow you to have a moment of fun, and maybe play maybe your hobbies doing a sport or something like that. It’s a way for you to bring more joy and happiness into your life in a really easy way. All right, tip number two to welcome more fun and celebration back into your life is to pick one day out of the week to go do something outside of your home. You guys in the last two and a half. Oh my goodness, almost three years, we’ve all been at home, right? Like we’ve a lot of us are maybe working from home. I know I work from home full time my husband does as well. We are home a lot of the time. But what that does is it kind of pigeonholes us and kind of prevents us from reminding ourselves that we can leave our house. There are weeks that I’m like, oh my god, I haven’t left the house in like six days, like what am I doing? So what my husband and I do is that we have one day a week sometimes to where we intentionally go out and do something outside of our home. So Saturday mornings, if you follow me on Instagram, you watch my stories. You know that Saturday mornings, my husband and I go for a walk, there’s this like super bougie neighborhood, up in the mountains where we live in El Paso, Texas where these houses are just insane. And our favorite thing to do, just for fun is to go walk around the neighborhoods and like talk about the houses and be like, Oh, I like this on this house or oh, this house is really interesting. And it sounds really silly. But we like love to do it. So we get up, we go to Starbucks, and we get coffee and maybe a breakfast. And then we go out to the mountains and we go for a walk and it’s like an hour, maybe two hours on a longer day. And it’s just such a fun way to one spend quality time together and to get out of the house and the other day of the week that we tend to spend together. And this is a really great tip if you are in a relationship is that Thursday nights have been deemed wife night, which sounds silly. But Lucas loves playing video games. He has this really core group of friends that he plays video games with, literally every single day. I’m 99% sure he’s playing video games with him right now in the other room while I record. But Thursday nights are our nights and we call them wife nights because it’s the time that we spend together, we maybe go out and get dinner, we may be ordered dinner in and we just spend time together but having this one day of the week but as designated to do something fun allows us to have that scheduled time because life is busy. Sometimes you just have to schedule these things to come together, spend time together, quality time together and have fun together which you can do this with a roommate, your friends, your mom, maybe your spouse or your partner, right someone you’re in a relationship with, or honestly just yourself like maybe you just take yourself out on a date once a week to get out of the house. Okay, but definitely, definitely remember to try to get out of your house at least once a week to go do something fun, right? And it can be the same thing every single week like mine and my husband’s walks or it could be something different every single week. Whatever floats your boat. All right, And tip number three you guys is so easy and complete. really free to do is to implement a daily celebrations habit routine with your family or loved ones. Okay, so let me explain this, what you can do super easy you guys while you’re eating dinner, maybe you’re cooking, maybe you go for an evening walk you at the end of each day, talk about and share something that you are celebrating with someone else in your life. This could be your spouse, this could be friends, this could be your kids, this, whatever it might be. But at the end of each day, you celebrate something with the people that you love. Even if you’re a teacher, you guys, this will be an awesome thing to do at the end of each day in your classroom. To go around in a circle. Maybe as you’re packing up for the day. You can ask your students you could ask your kids, if you’re a parent, what are something that you’re celebrating from your day? What is something that you did well, that you’re proud of that you’re excited about and that you want to share with other people? The reason why this matters is it because it implements the habit of consistently celebrating your wins, which is something we talked about in the first episode from April, right, consistently celebrating, intentionally celebrating the things that we do well helps us to build a healthy sense of pride, which humans need to feel right to remain motivated and to continue to work towards their goals and to continue to improve. Just by asking the people in your life, what is one thing you’re celebrating from today. And you guys, it could be anything for yourself, you could say I’m celebrating the fact that I did the dishes and I folded the laundry the same day that I like put everything in the washing machines, right? Or it could be something huge, like, I’m celebrating the fact that my boss came and told me I was getting raised at the end of the month, or for your students. It could be I’m celebrating the fact that I hit my AR reading goal today. And I passed this spelling test with a seven out of 10. Right? It could be anything. But just by implementing this daily celebrations. You’re sharing the good that you have in your life with other people that you love and spend time with, which is then going to foster more good feelings, which is what we want. We want to feel things like pride and excitement and fun. We want to do these things. And just by implementing a daily celebrations routine, right at dinner in your classroom, before you leave the office. At the end of the day, you’re going to get into this routine of easily spotting things to be excited about and easily spotting moments of celebration, which are going to do you a whole lot of good in the long run. And that is everything my friends, three easy ways that you can welcome more fun and celebration back into your life. Celebrating does not have to be this huge, hairy ordeal with a cake and balloons and streamers and all of that. It could be a simple conversation, a simple share with someone that you love, or someone that supports you to say, Hey, I did this amazing thing. I’m really excited about it. Let me share it with you. When we do this, we foster deeper relationships first off with the people that we love. But we also give ourselves an incredible, very healthy, I promise you sense of pride and sense of self worth. That helps us to continue to move the needle forward to be able to design and live a life that we love. If you are going to implement any of these tips from this week’s episode, please go share them over on Instagram and tag me and your Instagram stories. So I can reshare that tip that you’re going to implement with my people as well. Until next week, my friends I am sending you all of the sunshine, good vibes and I hope you make it a great day. That is all I have for you today my dudes and I hope you love today’s episode. If you did, I would seriously appreciate it if you went and left the show a review and rating on whatever platform you’re currently listening on. For every review and rating that you leave it truly helps the show grow and reach more women just like yourself. If you had any major takeaways or aha moments, be sure to take a screenshot of this episode. post it to your social media stories with your biggest takeaways and tag me at living in sunshine so I can share it with my people as well. Again, thank you so much for hanging out with me this week. And until next time, I am sending you all the sunshine good vibes and I hope you make it a great day.