Sunday, 18 March 2018

Do It For Fun: Personal Development


Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I have a new mantra: do it for fun. In a past post I discussed how I wanted to stop planning because I try to plan everything, not just work-related but hobby-related too because there is so much that I want to do and I want to make sure that I am doing ‘enough’. However, this just leads to stress due to not fulfilling everything planned and for the pressure of feeling like I have to do so much all the time. Sometimes, I can be so focused on the future that I forget to fully enjoy the now. So my current mantra is to think through the lens of doing each thing for fun; not for some future goal or gain but because it makes me happy. So here are a few of the things that I would like to achieve through the lens of fun.

Art

I want to learn how to be good at art. For years I have looked at different pieces of art of all types online, wishing that I could have that skill but the thing is, art is a lot about practice. Artists are good because they have spent hours upon hours honing their craft. I would like to keep practising with my drawing tablet and hopefully become a better artist so that I can finally do something that I would love to be able to do!

Reading

I want to just pick up whatever my gut wants to read, not thinking about what would be best to review or books that I have already started and should finish.

Streaming

I really want to try streaming! I tried streaming a 3DS game on Instagram and the picture quality was not as great as I would like it to be, due to the different framerates of the 3DS and the camera. I want to try this again and find the best position and lighting for the best possible graphics so that I can play Nintendo games and talk to people at the same time!

I want to focus on happiness now rather than thinking through the lens of potential happiness in the future. What do you think of this idea and what would you like to achieve through the lens of fun?

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