Wednesday, October 24, 2007





That is essentially what fun is all about. It’s about letting go. Just enjoying the moment and forgetting your worries and problems. Your problems won’t disappear just because you take a minute or two to have a laugh. No, they’ll be right there waiting for you when you’re done.

So go ahead, stand on your head, have a silly face contest with your cat, watch Scooby Doo or the Flintstones. Relax and let go. Have dessert before dinner, blow bubbles for your dog, read Mother Goose & Grimm or play your kid’s video game. Fun is about letting your hair down, taking it easy, breathing deeply and lots and lots of laughter.

Some say having fun is overrated, but let me tell you – they’re lying! Fun is the opposite of serious. It means loosening up, in body and mind, and feeling at peace. Fun doesn’t always mean being silly or acting like a child. It is simply doing activities that you enjoy, that make you smile or feel good. It could be reading a book, taking a nap, or even watching TV (as long as it’s not the news).

We all crave fun. When we let the rules slide, even temporarily, we feel creative and energetic. You know you’re having fun when you start a project and next thing you know it is 8 hours later you’re spouse is calling you for dinner. Only something that totally engages all your senses can captivate you so thoroughly.

If you haven’t had fun in a while, or need a refresher, check out my top ten ways to have fun outdoors and 10 cheap ways to have fun. Also check out my other web site (Brighter Days for you and me!) and my Increase your fun page. Good luck and enjoy!

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