5 Activities to Enrich Your Life

The definition of enrich is to “improve or enhance the quality or value of”.   So, to enrich your life it begs the questions… “What brings value or meaning to my life?”   “What makes me feel excited (and I don’t mean just sex 😉 ), happy, proud, content, or peaceful? There are countless different ways to enrich your life through activities, objects, and people. Some of these things we turn to intuitively, others we have to be purposeful to include in our lives when life gets busy.  In this blog we will explore…  5 Activities to Enrich Your Life:

 1. Go for a walk.

1487750_stock-photo-woman-walking-at-beachMy favourite places to walk are on the beach or on a trail through the woods. The fresh air and warm sunshine are refreshing. The good muscle feeling of exercise is rejuvenating. The time to think or talk is a good opportunity for mental processing (some of us need the extra time to process 🙂 )

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2. Watch a theatrical production 

The energy of the music and dance is invigorating. Watching the actors put themselves “out there” is inspiring.   Check out Toronto’s live theatre productions or a local theatre near you.

3. Make music

Making music challenges the brain. It is (sometimes) beautiful to the ear. It allows you to open your heart and express a story, a picture, or an emotion.

4. Dance

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Moving to the beat. Who can resist it? It doesn’t matter if it is ballroom, ballet, jazz or hip-hop.   Once you free your self-conscious mind you can free the body. It is invigorating and confidence building.

5. Travel 

images-2There are so many places and things to see in this world, both man-made or naturally made.  Meeting new people, eating new foods, and experiencing new cultures. Every experience is an eye-opening experience.

 

Okay, okay… truth be told these are MY top 5 activities. These are the activities that add to my life… body, mind, or spirit. What are YOUR top 5 Activities? Think about it. I’d love to hear them.

Next Blog – 5 Objects to Enrich Your Life.

2 thoughts on “5 Activities to Enrich Your Life

  1. The creative mind is so enriching and opens our mind and soul to new experiences with culture, travel, music, and the planet’s ecosystem. I have indulged my creative side over the last five years and found them extremely enriching. I am singing again and learning to play the ukulele. The only thing I kept up over all these years with my children is the love of nature and camping – a true paradise. At times difficult to go back to basics but reconnecting with what life is all about brings a new depth of richness to life. Thank you for posting sometimes we forget that the things that seem simple or not always that simple to achieve but are achievable.

  2. I enjoyed reading your blog. It really got me thinking because with life being as busy as it is, sometimes we get so caught up in the tasks and activities that HAVE to be done each day. It seems like there is very little time for the activities that truly enrich our lives. For me these activities include boating, or anything on the water really. A couple of years ago my husband and I purchased a cottage on Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas. We have made this our place to escape to, and we feel happy and at peace when we’re there. Another thing that I feel enriches my life is cooking – the type of cooking where I don’t follow a recipe. The dish evolves as I go – a little bit of this and a little bit of that. In my house my kitchen is my happy place.

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