You Do Have Time For Fun

Do you love life? Are you enjoying every day? Do you wake up in the morning enthusiastically? If not, maybe you need to invite a little more fun into your life.

Maybe you think you just don’t have time for fun. Or maybe you think it is a waste of time. But, you can fit fun into just 5 minutes.

¨       Blowing bubbles

¨       Singing to a song

¨       Dancing to a tune

¨       Petting your pet

¨       Working on a crossword puzzle

¨       Reading the comics

¨       Planning something fun for the evening

¨       Checking the movie schedule

¨       Calling a friend

¨       Planning a lunch date

¨       Browsing through a catalog

¨       Playing with kids

¨       Reading a magazine article

¨       Playing with a yo-yo or koosh ball

How much fun can you fit into a half hour? Things like bike riding, reading, playing cards, scrapbooking, swinging at the park, playing a board game, painting, sewing, playing a computer game, buying a present, writing a letter, taking a drive. What do you like to do? Do you plan any fun into your evenings?

What about the weekend? Is it all about catching up from the past week or do you take ½ a day off to relax and have fun. When was the last time you went to the beach, on a nature walk, to a museum, kite-flying, to a flea market or bookstore, played monopoly, worked on a jigsaw puzzle, went miniature golfing or bowling, went on a picnic, went out dancing, took the kids to the park, or had a spa night?

Fun takes planning just like anything else. Get your work done so you can have fun. Don’t waste time watching boring TV or going to committee meetings that don’t interest you. Use your free time doing things you and your family enjoy. Monday make a list of what needs to be done this week. Tuesday read the newspaper or online to see if there is anything fun going on in the next couple weekends that interests you. What does your family want to do? Wednesday see what plans are already in the schedule and what the kids’ activities are. Thursday run your errands and do your grocery shopping.  Check the movie listings. Friday make sure everything is done by 6:00 so you can enjoy yourself over the weekend. Or some people do morning chores as a family on Saturday morning then plan a fun outing for the afternoon.

Take Action:

  1. Make a list of fun things to do in 5 minutes
  2. Make a list of things that take from 10-30 minutes
  3. Make a list of fun things that take a half day
  4. Now plan to incorporate some of this fun into your month
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