Here are four steps that will get you started on creating a fun life. You will need pen and paper.
Step One: Tune into the energy of fun.
Let’s start with the definition of fun to get ourselves centered on what fun feels like to us. dictionary.com defines fun as:
“Something that provides mirth or amusement; enjoyment of playfulness.”
Read this definition a few times, then close your eyes and be open to whatever comes into your mind. Just sit in the feeling of mirth, amusement, joy and play, and see what comes up.
Step Two: Write a list of all the things that came up for you in step one, and don’t judge anything!
Just let the ideas pour out of you and on to the paper. Some examples might be: taking a walk, having a tea party, watching my cat play with a laser, go shopping, watching a comedy, or laughing without a reason. There is no right or wrong – this is your fun list!
Step Three: Make the commitment to do something fun every day.
Now that you have a comprehensive list, it is time to make a commitment to do something fun everyday. When we make a commitment to ourselves to improve any aspect of our life, we are telling ourselves that this is important to us, and we become naturally motivated to follow through. Write your own commitment statement that is meaningful and inspiring to you. Here is an example: “I commit to having fun every day, because it makes me happy!”
Step Four: Create a fun journal and write the fun things you do every day.
A fun journal will motivate you to find the fun in your life, and you will discover activities you previously may not have considered to be fun. A fun journal is also a great way to pull yourself out of a funk. When you read all the fun things you have been doing every day, your mood will shift, and you will look for something fun to do.
In order to change anything in our life, we must make it a priority and follow through with practice. If you are ready to have more fun in your life, these four steps are going to make that happen. Whatever we focus on expands, so if you focus on fun, your life is going to be really fun. And the cool thing about that is that fun is contagious, and people around you are going to want what you have. The whole world benefits when we are having fun.
“Reclaim your curiosity, your sense of adventure, and have some fun.
Don’t take every moment of your life so seriously. Allow yourself to enjoy life.” – Akiroq Brost