Find the joy. Play. This makes life meaningful and the challenges so much more bearable.
Play with pets.
Play with children.
Laughter: What makes you laugh? Seek it out. A Neflix comedy special? Awesome. Telling ""dad"" jokes to your kids? Do it!
Music: Scientifically proven to alter the brain. What makes you want to dance? What makes you feel happy? Listen to it!
Relaxed social time: Who can you really relax around and just be you and talk open and honestly? Talk with them, even if it's over zoom.
Sex: positive sexuality, and safe, sexual engagement, builds you up!
Manners: Seems an odd focus when it comes to talking about joyfyl, life-giving activities, but manners are how we show other people we respect and care for them. In doing so, we connect more closely, and we show ourselves respect.
Ethics: When you know that you've done the right thing, you open yourself up to joy and peace.