Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Make Time for Fun.

I’m forever blowing bubbles by Zanastardust

If you’re not doing enough things that make you laugh out loud, giggle like a schoolgirl with a crush, and smile for days on end, you probably wish you were. Adding pleasurable activities to our daily routine gives us something to look forward to on bad days, keeps us active, and encourages positive social interaction. We schedule all the other important things in life; doctor’s appointments, car repairs, family vacations and your exercise time. Doesn’t it make sense to schedule fun too?

Fun means different things to different people. Wikipedia defines recreation as “the use of time in a manner designed for therapeutic refreshment of one's body or mind.” You’ll also note that Wiki states “Play is essential for the development of skills, the most basic of which are motor skills in young creatures.

How fascinating - recreation or fun is therapeutic for the body and mind, and play is essential for the development of skills. No wonder so many people want to have more fun!

Here’s a list of just a few things you may find fun:

  • Beach fun – a day of sand and surf
  • Hiking in the mountains
  • Riding a rollercoaster
  • Petting every puppy at the local SPCA
  • An all day Star Wars movie marathon
  • Dancing (or your best attempt at rhythm)
  • Paintball games and Off-road four-wheeling
  • Water balloon fights and pool games
  • Pizza and a movie
  • Learn to juggle
  • Have a kissing contest with your spouse
  • Go roller skating or ice skating
  • Go underground and explore a famous cave
  • Watch cartoons with your kids

Fun can be big or small, adventurous or close to home. It can be as exhilarating as sky diving or as ordinary as reading a book. Fun is whatever you enjoy doing. There are no limits except your own imagination. One of my favorites is learning to juggle. I don’t really try that hard, but I juggle tennis balls – in front of my dog. She tries grabs all the ones that fall to the ground so it gives me an incentive to keep them up in the air longer. I’m not very good at it, but my dog just loves for me to practice. :0) It cracks me up every time!

For even more great ideas, check out Discover Fun’s list of 500 fun things to do. Share your favorite fun activities in the comments section. Have a fun day everyone!


Brian 'Hobbes' Wu said...


When I try to subscribe it says I am subscribing to the brighter days feedburner, but I was hoping to subscribe to the Fun Spirit one also. Please help!


Clubbs said...

I had a Star Wars marathon of the original trilogy before Episode 1 came out. That was such a fun day.

funspirit said...

Brian - thanks for letting me know about the subscription problem. I checked it out and think it's fixed. Welcome to the site!

Hi Bob - I love that we have a love of Star Wars in common. Whatever floats your fun boat! Thanks for stopping by.

Shirley (Fun Spirit)