Enjoy Life


I will start off with saying this has been one hell of a month! So when I say I totally get it if you forgot to brush your teeth one day, or don’t even remember the last time you watched a movie “in full” I actually get it.

With school starting back and the 100+ school supply list we received from school not to mention times two. My partner suddenly fell sick, we were shocked when we received the news that he had to have an emergency triple bypass! Yes, I say shocking because he is in his thirties, we were completely devastated. I felt like my life was turned upside down in a matter of a few hours.

I was completely drained with completing customers’ orders, events, new schedule, and my normally shared duties now all on me. I was looking like a hot mess! I managed to reach out for help and decided if I don’t get myself together and start implementing some of the strategies that I teach things will start to go downhill fast. I wanted to share just a few ways you can still manage to keep your sanity if life happens and throws a curve ball at you! I started with just a few things daily and the energy shift that has happened for me is amazing!

You probably don’t have as much fun as you’d like. This is a common complaint among mothers. If you feel like you’ve been missing out, you’re in the right place. There’s no reason that you can’t enjoy a little fun on a regular basis.

Even if you have a full-time job, a spouse, kids, other siblings, and parents/grandparents you can find ways to have fun. All you must do is make it a priority and plan some fun activities into you schedule.


Keep these ideas in mind and add some fun each day:

  • Schedule fun time. Most people aren’t going to consistently have fun unless it’s planned into their schedule. If you decide to have fun whenever you have free time, it’s never going to happen.
  • If having fun is a priority, you’ll make the time for it. Take a look at your schedule and decide right now when you’re going to have fun.
  • Avoid taking life too seriously. In a society that values achievement, it’s easy to take life too seriously. We don’t like to spend our time frivolously. If you want to enjoy yourself, you’re going to have to lighten up a little bit. There’s a time to work, and there’s a time to play. Both require your full attention.
  • Do something you’ve always wanted to do. There have been many times you’ve thought to yourself, “That looks cool. I have to try that.” It might be surfing, playing the harmonica, or riding a mechanical bull. What have you always wanted to do? Now is the time to make it happen.
  • Spend time with others. It’s not that you can’t have fun by yourself, but it’s easier to have fun with others. Even better, you have someone you can recall that experience with years later. “Remember that time we….”
  • Have something to look forward to. Life is more fun if you have something on the horizon that you can look forward to. It could be a date on Saturday night, a trip to the city for the weekend, a vacation, a trip to Tampa just to see your “bestie”, a book you just purchased online but are waiting for it to arrive or plans to see an old friend in another state.
  • Think back to a time you had big plans for the weekend. It made your week more enjoyable. The anticipation alone can be fun.
  • Give yourself at least one thing each week you can look forward to. Notice how it changes your mood for the better.
  • Eliminate things you don’t enjoy. The things in your life that make you unhappy detract from your ability to enjoy yourself. It’s easier to have fun if you can remove these unenjoyable things from your life. This includes people, too.
  • You can’t get rid of everything and everyone you don’t like, but you can eliminate some of the unenjoyable things. Eliminating the things that stand in the way of having fun makes more room for fun people and activities.
  • Care less about what others think. One of the greatest detractors of having fun and feeling joy is being too concerned about the opinions of others. This is easy to say but challenging to accomplish. However, if you care less about what others think, you’ll enjoy your life more.

When was the last time you had fun? Probably not recently, but now you know how to change that!

There are plenty of ways to have fun without making elaborate plans or spending a lot of money. Grab a friend or family member and go do something new. Make a few memories and have a few laughs. You can have fun when you’re willing to make time for it.

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Annie Makhanlall is The Co-owner & Founder of Spectacular Creations – South Florida, LLC., and Broward Mom Collective, LLC. She brings creativity and sparkle to everything that she does. Her designs include the most exquisite personalized gifts and her followers are always looking forward to using her savvy couponing skills! She manages her “Sparkle Empire” smoothly while staying super busy with her two sassy girls. She’s is the mom that walks down the hall with 2 bookbags on her shoulders; lunch bags in one hand and coffee in the other all the while managing to take pictures of her daughters… Yes, that is Annie! Amidst her busy schedule, she also continues to volunteer and give back to her community. A never-ending sharpie box readily accessible, she is constantly organizing in the hopes of finding the best alternative to simplify life. Annie’s ability to do all this while still making time for her favorite things is inspirational. She enjoys spending quality time with her family; creating arts and crafts; holding nostalgic family picnics at the park; baking and decorating delicious cookies and adding glitter to just about everything she does!


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