101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #69– Play More

Step 69 is the one I am currently focused on: Play More.

Play is important for many reasons, not the least of which it releases serotonin into your body, your very own internally-produced, feel-good drug.

There are lots of ways to get more Play time into your life. The route I chose currently is dancing. Here is how I found a place to dance.

Swing classes are Monday nights at 7 p.m. at Sam’s Burger Joint at The Pearl on Broadway in San Antonio.

Go to meetup.com for the closest city to you and search the kind of play past times you are interested in. I was specifically interested in dance, not only

to have more fun and play, but because it is a great cardio work-out and I hate running. Because San Antonio is a big city, there are 1109 meetups nearby. I have 14 groups selected in my own profile with dance opportunities every night of the week. I made two new friends at the first Swing dance meetup I went to at Sam’s Burger Joint, next to The Pearl. For $10, you get a one-hour free swing lesson and then you can stay for the live band. The music was great and lots of people ask you to dance. I had a BALL!

Maybe dance isn’t your thing. Meetup has groups for everything you can think of: cooking, tarot readings, biking, hiking, bird watching, painting, green energy. In San Antonio, I doubt you could search for a topic and not find at least one meet up.

So stop making excuses why you don’t have time for FUN and just do it!


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