Do you take time often for fun? If not why not?
As I told you last week when I was talking about perceptions, my time in my Friday pool exercise class really is so much fun!
I was in the outside pool with our instructor and about 18 people this past Friday and once again I felt myself smiling and feeling like a little girl! Being outside in the early morning sunshine, birds singing and working my body in a gentle and effective way in the water, makes me feel alive, joyful and young!
I started thinking about what else do I do on a regular basis that creates this fun in my life?
What about you? What do you do that creates fun for you?
As I wrote several weeks ago, “happiness is always an inside job”. So what can you do often that really is fun?
When I spend time with my 4 year old granddaughter, we do lots of fun things. Being with small children and especially if you’re fortunate to have grandchildren, really is so much fun! They are so innocent and open and looking for fun all of the time.
Kids don’t need to think about creating fun. They live it many of their moments.
What happens as we get older and we don’t make time for fun? Life and adult responsibilities get in the way. Before we know it, we’re living on that auto-pilot I speak of and we’re going about the motions of living.
It’s up to each of us to remember what it is that we truly enjoy doing and do it often!
I love to listen to music and sing. It makes me feel energized and alive!
I was fortunate to have a childhood where we spent most of our summers outside at the park next door, with activities Monday-Friday planned by the Parks Department and the two supervisors assigned to our park.
We walked or rode our bikes everywhere!
Much of the summer we played kick the can at night before the street lights came on and we all had to go home. There was Barbie Land in our backyard some days, for everyone to come and set up this imaginary doll neighborhood with girls and boys alike! Yes even the boys joined in!
We played four square, wrote with chalk on the cement, played organized softball at the park and so many other things. We collected empty glass bottles that people left in the park to redeem at the local candy store for penny candy.
Everything we did was fun as I remember it.
I find now at almost 62 years young, when I do things that bring back these wonderful childhood memories, I always create fun.
So I ask you again, what can you do to take time often for fun?
I’m making a decision right now to create more fun in my own life regularly. What about you?
Leave me a comment below about what you will do to take time often for fun!
Here’s to fun, joy and living a life you love,
Join us in Kauai October 27-Novmember 3, 2017 to truly have this kind of fun each and every day most of your present moments! A small group of us will spend 7 days/7 nights in cottages on an old sugar cane plantation right on the ocean. This setting has the energy and feeling of old Hawaii. We’re outside for everything except sleeping and taking care of our needs in the bathroom!
This whole trip creates this fun, youthful feeling inside of me and all of the participants. Watch our videos from 2015 and 2016 and read everything that comes with this retreat here:
Contact me soon since there are limited spots for this all inclusive Spiritual Vacation Retreat! Aloha!~