Today’s blog post was inspired by my 8 year old daughter. She was watching me last week, as I put together E is for Enjoy and decided she wanted to help. So she started to think of words beginning with F … the first thing that came out of her mouth was fun!
Perfect! I told her. She was beaming.
It is the most perfect word for F. As a child that was the first thing she thought of, but as adults we forget that life is about having fun. Yes, we have our bills to pay, chores to do, ‘life stuff’ that just gets in the way of us having fun. And that’s the problem, we often feel like we’re stuck in a whirlwind of ‘stuff to do!’
I love the saying by Thomas Edison:
There’s few people who can live by this quote, and if you’re not one of them, is there anything you can do to change this?
If not, what can you integrate into your life to make sure you’re having fun. Maybe you need a new hobby, to socialise more with friends or to simply relax.
It’s so important to have that time-out. My girls have gone back to school today after the Easter Holidays, I love having them at home. Don’t get me wrong, I was looking forward to getting my head back into work, as I’m lucky enough to enjoy what I do, but I love having fun with them. Not sticking to a schedule, not stressing about what needs to be done and allowing myself to take a break. Yes, I’ve had to do bits daily, but that doesn’t matter so much because I enjoy what I do. It’s just as important to me that I’m having fun with my family as well as deadlines being met.
So, what makes you laugh? What’s your idea of having fun? What makes you happy?
Think of all these questions and ask yourself more to find out how you can bring more fun into your life. Do you need to make any changes to make sure you can bring more joy and laughter to you?
Research has shown that, ‘laughter and humour can have a positive effect on health and longevity.’
So come on, think of all those things that make you smile, things that relax you … you may feel you don’t have time, or you simply can’t fit fun into your life … if that’s that case …
As always sending you lots of love and happiness
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