“Most of us experience very little fun or adventure in our lives. We save it for vacations or special holidays. But fun is a necessary part of a whole life and has a positive, powerful impact on your health and well-being.” – Cheryl Richardson in Take Time for Your Life.
Many of us postpone fun. When I have more time or less work, I’ll have fun. We get caught in the never-ending pressure to be more productive. We wait until the right time, which may never come at all. Don’t wait.
You can choose to experience life as fun in any given moment.
Fun doesn’t require going somewhere or some production. “I’ll have fun when” or “I’ll only be happy if” is just the ego refusing to be content in this moment. We don’t have to go somewhere or to plan big productions in order to have fun. We can simply change our state of mind and look at whatever is happening right now in a new way.
Imagine that you have a new pair of Fun Glasses. Whenever you wear these, your perception changes and you automatically you lighten up, smile, feel free. Everything is curiously new like it is for a child.
I had an interesting experience at the gym today.
I took a Step-Class for the first time. The beginning was great. Simple steps, easy to follow. Then it became harder and harder. I couldn’t remember all the steps and seeing myself in the huge mirror made it worse. I started to get frustrated.
Then it hit me: why am I being so hard on myself? Who said I have to look as good as others in the mirror?
I put on my Fun Glasses. I kept saying to myself: “What other people think of me is none of my business” and I started to laugh at myself – at least the self I saw in the mirror.
I lightened up. I made it to the end of class and felt happy.
I’m sure I’ll get better with time, but that’s not even the point! I can just go to have fun!
The Bottom Life: Don’t postpone fun or happiness. Lighten up, change your attitude and enjoy whatever is happening right now.
Ask: How can I have more fun with this?
Affirm: I wear the “Fun Glasses” and I bring fun to everything I do.