With all the stresses and concerns we have in our everyday life, we ask: “What would happen if our life was meant to be FUN?”.
Isn’t our life supposed to be fun? Isn’t it the point of ‘living’? What stops us from allowing the fun to come in regularly? Truth is, we are gone a long time and here a short time. So often we become caught up in pleasing others. What would happen if we let go of these limiting thoughts and made a choice to create more fun every day? Working is fun, projects and deadlines are fun, sex is fun, children’s growth is fun, our own personal and professional development is fun. When our attitude is fun, what happens?
As we grow older, we tend to stray further from our dreams. Is this because of our responsibilities, our serious attitude developed from life’s obstacles? If we pause and observe our children, they don’t need to be told to have fun, they automatically do. They naturally know life is enjoyable and adventurous, instinctively seeking out fun. Maybe from our grown-up space of seriousness we can stop and take a lesson, re-learn and make new choices. Changing our perspective, will change our world!
Of course, we know there are huge differences between adults and children and we have the ever-increasing responsibilities, complex relationships and financial challenges of keeping other people alive, literally. The key is awareness, which brings new understanding. Generally, the best takeaway from how children see life is simplifying our perspective. What if life really is supposed to be one adventure after another, one fun thing and then the next? Even going to bed can be a wonderful experience, with the will and excitement to get rest. What about company events or family trips? Meetings turned into fun exercises in brainstorming and creativity rather than musts. Could we see financial literacy as doing what is needed to have abundant freedom and adventures?
We tend to allow the inner fun to be sucked from us and can get caught up with the expectation of life is hard, to be endured at all costs. Can we change our mindset from ‘enduring’ to ‘enjoying’? Can we let go of the fear behind letting go and allowing things to simply be (because won’t they be anyway?). Could we be thankful for whatever path we find ourselves on? For life to be fun, we can make shifts, even if we start with baby steps.
TIPS FOR A FUN LIFE
- Stay healthy: Without our health we don’t have anything because illness is debilitating and being happy from this place is hugely challenging. Focus on the food we put into our mouth, what we put onto our skin and the thoughts we allow into our head. Holistic wellbeing is key to being content, fulfilled and joyful.
- Keep moving: Use it or lose it. Yoga, walking, Pilates, jogging, running or exercising in general will clear the cobwebs, increase the endorphins and allow us to operate from a space of clarity and enjoyment. Fresh air and sunshine are key players as well.
- Being mindful: Treat others with kindness and love. In doing this, we receive it in return. Our life is a mirror – what we give out comes back.
- Read: There is so much to learn and we can learn from those who have done it before us. We can read about our passions. Knowledge is key and makes our world wonderful to explore.
- Laugh and create the fun: Laughter is beautiful, fulfilling, necessary and uplifting.
Today is the first day of the rest of our life – what will our next step be?
“As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.”
~ Richard Branson