In the name of “fun,” I have two questions for you:

  1. How do you define fun? I know everyone defines it differently. Just make sure you have a description so you can grab your share of the fun. Is it light-hearted pleasures? Playful behavior? Is fun found in board games or playing cards? Do you have a hobby that is fun to engage in? Some people say doing “nothing” is where they find fun. One truth is certain—fun comes in all shapes and sizes.
  2. How much time do you devote to fun every week? So many people think they need to earn their fun when having fun is as essential to a balanced lifestyle as anything. Plan your fun like you plan your work. Decide how much time you’re going to spend having fun and stick to it.

If, in answering these two questions, you realize how little fun you actually have, then now is the time to change it. You’re the only one who can. You are in control. And, as you plan time for fun, keep these suggestions in mind:

  • Ignore the idea of perfection. (e.g. needing just the right equipment, etc.)
  • Go have some fun without expectations.
  • Schedule fun time if that’s what it takes or enjoy the experience of spontaneity.
  • Be present for the fun—and that doesn’t mean just being there. Enjoy it, as it happens. Be in the moment! You Can Do It!