My wife keeps telling me that my blog is way too serious. She is surely right [she usually is and is a lot more fun than I am] so today I’ll explore the world of fun. We all like to have fun but why don’t we have more fun, why is it important to have fun and how do we actually have fun?
I don’t think anyone will dispute the importance of having fun in life. Fun is a way to relieve stress, stay connected with others, maintain balance in life and prevent burnout. Isn’t it true that it’s easy to have fun in childhood, but as we grow older fun becomes more elusive and we often need to make it a priority? Do you have enough fun in your life?
So to get some different perspectives I decided to turn to some of my friends to hear what they had to say. I asked them why it is important to have fun and how do you have fun in life.
The answers I received were diverse, fascinating and provided a revealing perspective into the world of fun. Thanks again for all your input guys!
Having fun is essential to preserving your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Fun is spending small slices of life with friends and/or family, people close to you, with globalmomschallenge.org whom you feel most comfortable. It can also be exploring new things, changing your routine (e.g., new places, new recipes, new games). In short, it is building enjoyable memories that you can always go back to, especially when times are hard.
Having fun makes you feel happy. Fun gets your brain cleaned out of what my mom calls brain cobwebs. What does that mean? All that thinking that ends-up creating more stress, frustration, anxiousness….etc. The kind of thinking that makes you nag and pester others around you. My mom also thought we should all have a quota of fun every week. She didn’t want us to over-do the fun, though, because we might stop appreciating it. Fun can be anything: From enjoying the company of your siblings or nephews, watching a good movie, sharing a good margarita with a good friend, or tubing down the river. It’s such a personal thing. Probably the most common truth to all of this is: There are happy people and serious people. The serious people might have fun sometimes and feel happy, but always go back to being serious again. The happy people, myself included, are usually feeling happy and having fun with life in general and on a daily basis. Sometimes, they might have a bad day, but are generally up-beat and thinking positive thoughts.
Interesting question to be sure, and I am constantly of the opinion that I personally work far too hard and don’t leave enough time for what most people would define as pure fun. That said, I am convinced that having fun is critical to l