There’s no shortage of excuses to keep you from enjoying your life to the fullest. Most of the time they work because you’ve been taught to believe that play and leisure are good-for-nothing slacking. When you get a free moment, what pops into your head? "Get busy!" As I explain in my new book, Don’t Miss Your Life: Find More Joy and Fulfillment Now, that’s bogus. The research shows that the more active leisure life you have, the happier you are. But getting around all the obstacles to your life can be tricky -- exhaustion, guilt, hectic schedule with the kids. It takes a different skill-set than we’re used to and more planning. You need leisure skills, the tools of life intelligence. Here are 11 ways to activate those skills and start living your extraordinary life.