Five approaches to add more fun and delight to your life
Here are five ways to infuse more fun and enjoyment in your life.
Feel like it’s all work, no play? It’s likely that the “fun stuff” is pushed down the priority list and replaced by a never-ending list of adult responsibilities. The truth is – adults need play, and it should be a regular part of your routine. Research shows that it can increase creativity, productivity, and general wellbeing. Having fun gets you in the present and allows you to step away from your worries.
Here are five ways to infuse more fun and enjoyment in your life:
1. DEFINE FUN FOR YOU
Fun is different for everyone. For some, it’s playing a board game. And for others, it’s jumping out of a plane. Ask yourself, what’s intrinsically enjoyable for you? If you’re still stuck, think about the things that you loved doing as a kid. These could be clues to the things that still give you joy in adulthood.
2. PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR
If you’re not intentional about fun, chances are it won’t happen. You deserve to have a break, even if it’s only for 30 minutes, between housework and family duties. Gain a sense of balance by adding exciting items to your schedule, and soon the habit will feel natural.
3. TRY SOMETHING NEW
Have you been intrigued by something but haven’t quite taken the step to do it? When your friends ask if you’d like to do a dance class, or join a soccer team, or go on a hike – graciously accept the offer and see where these activities can take you. A new passion could be born, but the first step is to try!
4. GO ON FUN DATES
Spending time with your friends or significant other doesn’t always have to be the same routine. Why not mix it up a bit and try something different like going to the park, arcade or even escape room activities? There’ll be lots of laughter, and you’ll strengthen your relationships by keeping the playfulness alive.
5. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GOOD VIBES
The people you spend time with have a significant impact on your life. Find people who make you laugh, are relaxed, spontaneous and have a good time. Fun is contagious, so being in their presence can help you loosen up and get you into the zone.
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