Life offline can get pretty busy. Work, a social life and a bit of recovery in between, doesn't leave much time for extracurriculars such as cathartic blogs that no one really reads. (Shout out to the random singular views in wonderful far away places, kind of awesome to know someone that far away is listening). I am as guilty as anyone for always having my mind on the next thing, the next day off, next gig, evening plans. Most of the time my head is somewhere else or focusing on what's directly in front of me. When's the last time you stopped and took stock? I'm so busy thinking about what I have or haven't achieved, or upcoming plans, that I lose the important things.
Enjoy the little things in life, make terrible puns and in-jokes with your work colleagues. Own it when someone makes you laugh so hard you snort (or claim it as an achievement when you get them to snort laugh). Hang out with your besties, stick Netflix on and enjoy doing nothing. Remind yourself that you don't have to drink alcohol to have fun. Break out the board games on a drizzly Sunday afternoon. Embrace childish joy and go out to the park and swing as high as you can make it, not everything costs money. Invest time in simple things that make you happy, be it a book and a cup of tea (and some time away from a screen) or getting cheese snacks and juice pouches for lunch that you used to love as a kid. (Adult colouring books are a wonderful thing by the way).
Think about what money can't buy, the things that make you laugh like nothing else. Get back to what makes you happy. "Money can't buy happiness", but it's a damn site more comfortable crying in a Ferrari than in a Micra.
What little things make you happy?