I would love to know when was the last time you just had fun. Old fashioned, unplanned, spontaneous fun.
It can seem like we have to plan everything, we have these long to-do lists, we work as well, then there are friends and family to catch up with, we have to fit in exercise, and just all our general every day items. In amongst all these, do you create a space and environment to let your hair down, unwind and just let it all be a bit of unplanned fun?
When was the last time you just called a friend to take a chance that they were available for a couple of hours to just run off and do something with you? Or looked at your partner and said let’s leave the household jobs, and let us do something fun?
Something fun does not have to be expensive, and are not some of the happiest memories you have when there was no money spent, it was just everyone fully immersed in the present moment, giving their time.
So a couple of questions I would like you to ponder –
1 – What is fun to you?
If you struggle to answer that question, grab a pen and write down ten activities you find fun. Some examples to help you – Colouring in, playing a board game, bush walking, movies, the list really can just go on.
2 – Where can you schedule fun activities in?
Oh yes this is the opposite to spontaneous. However, if you are a scheduler and find it is the way you work best, can you block out Saturday afternoon as fun time. Just perhaps don’t define what the fun activity is and see what takes your mood at the time? It is the best of both worlds – it still fits in your schedule, however it adds a little randomise to it all as well.
During all the busyness of our life, sometimes adding a little fun is just the spark we need.
(Day Seven: My focus for the month of April, is to blog everyday. I am setting aside 30 minutes at the end of the day to connect with my message to share with you. The idea behind this, is to limit the overthinking, to minimise the censoring and just to connect with a theme I would like to share for the day.)