This is a great concept I discovered online – allocating a number to experiences:
Fun x cost = fun value number
The number will vary as you are in different life stages, so just because you were doing something in the past it’s ok to move on to other things as your priorities change.
For example, I used to fly light aircraft – this was great fun, but primarily I was working towards a commercial pilots licence.
As I moved on from commercial aspirations, the fun vs. value number couldn’t be sustained so I stopped.
It’s ok to do this, sadly many people continue with things that aren’t rating as highly on the fun scale instead of stopping when they were still having fun.
You should regularly evaluate your experiences to see if they still rate as highly on the fun meter or if there is something else that could give you greater enjoyment.
As we all have limited resources, it’s important to maximise your enjoyment of them.