6 min read

Blog 50: Living Life Like It’s 1999: Finding Joy in Simple Pleasures

Living Life Like It’s 1999: Finding Joy in Simple Pleasures. Rediscover the magic of playful living and unleash your inner child as a mum. This blog explores how incorporating fun and playfulness can enhance your wellness and personal growth journey.
Blog 50: Living Life Like It’s 1999: Finding Joy in Simple Pleasures
Photo by Tangerine Newt / Unsplash

Living Life Like It’s 1999: Finding Joy in Simple Pleasures. Rediscover the magic of playful living and unleash your inner child as a mum. This blog explores how incorporating fun and playfulness can enhance your wellness and personal growth journey.


woman in white dress walking on beach during sunset
Photo by Nick Dunn / Unsplash

As a mum navigating the whirlwind of motherhood, it's easy to find ourselves swept up in the daily grind, forgetting the simple joy of letting loose and having fun. But why should our kids have all the fun? In this blog, let's journey back to the carefree days of the late '90s and rediscover the happiness of embracing playfulness.

 As mums, we often prioritise our children's happiness, sometimes at the expense of neglecting our well-being. However, it's crucial to remember that carving out time for ourselves is just as essential. Embracing playful living brings joy into our lives and sets a positive example for our children. So, let's dive into the world of playfulness and infuse some fun into our hectic schedules!

 Reflecting on the shift from 1999 to 2024, it's clear how technology has reshaped our world. While it's undoubtedly brought convenience and connectivity, it's also introduced a constant distraction. Many of us are tethered to our devices, struggling to disconnect and find moments of true peace. As a wellness and personal growth coach, I see the importance of navigating this digital landscape mindfully. Balancing the benefits of technology with intentional living is crucial for our overall well-being and journey towards personal growth.

Embracing Playfulness: Cultivating Joy in Everyday Life

woman holding balloons
Photo by Lidya Nada / Unsplash
  1. Reconnect with Your Inner Child: Remember when every moment held the promise of adventure? It's time to tap into that sense of wonder once again. Dust off those board games, let your creativity flow with arts and crafts or dance freely in your living room. Embracing playfulness helps us release stress and fully engage with the present moment.
  2. Game Night Extravaganza: Board games aren't just for kids – they're a fantastic way for adults to relax and connect with loved ones. Gather your family or friends for a game night with laughter and friendly competition. Whether you prefer timeless classics like Monopoly or modern favourites like Pictionary, the joy of playing together knows no bounds.
  3. Delight in Life's Simple Pleasures: From blowing bubbles in the backyard to savouring picnics in the park, finding joy in life's simple pleasures can deeply enrich our well-being. Take a break from the daily routine and indulge in activities that bring you happiness, whether nurturing your garden, baking delicious treats in the kitchen, or enjoying a stroll. Prioritise these moments of pure joy in your daily life.
Reach Out for a Playdate: Connect with other mums and plan a fun playdate for kids and adults. It's a beautiful way to bond with fellow parents while rediscovering the joy of being playful.


“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.” Mandy Hale
“I believe in the healing power of laughter. I believe laughter forces us to breathe.” Brene Brown
“Being playful is a key component in making us happier, healthier, more present and connected in all of our relationships.” Meredith Sinclair
“Joy is the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.” David Steindl- Rast

Questions and Reflection

selective focus photo of brown and blue hourglass on stones
Photo by Aron Visuals / Unsplash
  1. How do you currently prioritise playfulness and joy in your daily life as a mum, and how does it impact your overall well-being?
  2. Reflecting on your own childhood experiences of playfulness, what aspects do you strive to recreate or incorporate into your parenting style?
  3. In what ways can embracing playful living positively influence not only your happiness but also the dynamics within your family?
Start a Joy Jar Tradition: Begin a gratitude practice by setting up a joy jar in your home. Please encourage your family to jot down moments of joy and playfulness they experience throughout the week, then gather to read them together at the end of each month.


white and red heart shaped candy on orange surface
Photo by Tangerine Newt / Unsplash

As mums, we deserve to experience the joy and playfulness we strive to provide our children. By embracing playful living, we nurture our well-being and cultivate a happier and more vibrant family dynamic. So, let's commit to a party like 1999 and rediscover the joy of playful living together!

 Embracing playful living isn't just about having fun; it's about nurturing a positive and vibrant family environment. By prioritising playfulness, you are setting a valuable example for my children, teaching them the importance of finding joy in everyday moments and fostering a sense of togetherness and laughter within our home.

 In today's tech-driven world, it's evident that while technology offers convenience and connectivity, it also presents a challenge: striking a balance between its benefits and mindful living. As a wellness and personal growth coach, I emphasise the significance of not becoming consumed by technology and advocating for intentional use to foster genuine moments of peace and personal growth amidst the digital noise.

Dive into Playful Living Workshops: Explore local workshops or online classes on playful living and wellness. These opportunities offer new tools for infusing playfulness into your daily routine and provide a chance to connect with others who share similar mindset.
Stay Informed: Take advantage of future wellness insights! Subscribe to the blogs to support your personal growth and wellbeing. Join us on this exciting journey toward a healthier you! Please share this with family and friends who may find it useful.

Connect with me:

Coaching details: Looking for support and accountability?
Reach out via DM on Instagram or check the calendar below.

Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal growth, clarity, and empowerment? Dive into a 30-minute, life-changing call with me for AUD 50 - your gateway to success and wellbeing!

Are you ready to dive into a journey of wellness and personal growth? I'm here to be your companion every step of the way. Whether seeking balance, inner peace, or simply aiming for a happier, healthier lifestyle, count on me to provide insights, stories, and practical advice. Let's unlock your full potential and embrace the joy of living your best life together. Let's connect, uplift each other, and thrive together on this journey of growth and wellness!

Remember, investing in yourself is the most significant investment you can make. Take this opportunity to go beyond your limits and embrace the extraordinary!

Join our community to share your experiences, insights, and questions. Together, let's cultivate a supportive space for growth and transformation.

Cheers to a vibrant, energised, and thriving you! 

Once you subscribe, you will receive a PDF with 10 Wellness Questions Answered by me!
Transformative insights and actionable tips await to elevate your wellbeing! Keep the excitement alive for your upcoming wellness adventure!
rule of thirds photography of pink and white lotus flower floating on body of water
Photo by Jay Castor / Unsplash

Get ready to dive into the excitement of Blog 51 launching on March 31st, meet the dynamic Jessica Read, your guide to a holistic business mentor, EFT practitioner, and hypnotherapist. Join us as we delve into Jessica's inspiring journey and glean invaluable insights. With a heart dedicated to empowering others, Jessica's expertise shines through her transformative approach.

 Live your Life on Purpose, however, make it Playful😊

With much Love

Mukti Santos  

Pictures by Ed and Mukti Santos, Grid by Mukti Santos
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative efforts.” Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd US President

Journal Prompts:

Reconnect with Your Inner Child: Reflect on the games and activities that brought you joy as a child. How can you reintegrate elements of playfulness into your adult life to enhance your well-being and personal growth?
Envision Your Perfect Play Day: Picture a day where every moment is infused with laughter, creativity, and exploration. Please describe your ideal playful day, from the activities you'd engage into the emotions it would evoke.
Overcoming Obstacles to Playfulness: Identify any internal or external barriers that hinder your ability to embrace playfulness fully. How can you challenge these obstacles and cultivate a mindset that prioritises joy and spontaneity?