What if we said that having fun wasn’t just helpful to your happiness and health, but that it was essential? Here are three quick reasons why having fun and truly enjoying life leads to a higher quality of one’s existence.
Having Fun Can Be
Having fun isn’t unproductive by any means – occasional relaxation recharges your mind and soul and gives your body the chance to release the stress you’ve been holding on to. Those looming projects and deadlines can wait for an hour while you do something you truly do enjoy, whether it’s reading a book by the fire or trying out the new rock-climbing center down the street. You’re healing your mind by giving it a chance to rest and recover, and you’re boosting your spirit by doing something you enjoy.
Having Fun Can Lift
Making time for fun in your life can turn it around. If you’re in a slump, ask yourself what isn’t working. Once you’ve figured that out, make changes. Schedule in play dates with yourself, and make sure you’re getting enough time for fun through music, games, friendship, athletic activity, or any other positive outlet. These habits can help you view life with optimism, engage more with those around you, and can even help the level of endorphins in your system (boosts mood!).
Having Fun Can
By giving yourself the time to blow off steam once or twice a week, you’re relieving stress and keeping your mind calm. Next time when something goes wrong at work, you’re less likely to get panicked and stressed about it. The time you invest in your own enjoyment and positivity will encourage curiosity and wonder, and soon you’ll be more likely to come up with imaginative solutions to wide-ranging problems.
One thing we know is that waiting around for the perfect mood to start having fun is pretty counterproductive. You have to make the fun happen in your life – start tonight by standing up, making a list of things you wish you had more time for, and start doing one or more of them!