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He said he asks this of everyone to see how they use their eyes. We got into a heavy conversation about how I feel many people no longer have fun. Oftentimes, people get up, go to a job they hate, come home, make dinner, and watch TV before going to bed, just do it all over again the next day.
My doctor shared a story with me about a time when he asked one of his clients what she did for fun, and she burst into tears.
She is a wife, mom, and working woman, and she forgot what fun looks like. She used to spend hours, losing track of time, painting beautiful portraits. She said that painting was a huge part of who she was, and she lost that. A few weeks later my eye doctor received a package came in the mail. It was a beautiful hand-painted card that this client had painted for him.
She thanked him profusely for waking her up to her passion of painting. She took it up again and it was bringing her peace, joy, and fun! Unfortunately, too many of us are just like this woman. We get caught up with the kids, house, job, chores, parents, dog—life—and we forget to have fun. I make it a point to have some fun every weekend.
It can be as simple as walking the dog with friends, working out, or doing something new I have never done before. I go back to work renewed when I have fun during my weekend.
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I am a better spouse, worker, and person. Take a few minutes a day to sit and be quiet and just let your mind wander. You might want to write what you come up with on a piece of paper. This exercise freed people; it gave them permission to be anyone they desired because it took the focus off of them. This should be fun and freeing, so let loose and make your twin be anything you want!
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What qualities would you give your twin? What would they do for fun and work? Who would their friends be? Okay, this may seem rather morbid, but this can have an eye-opening effect. Imagine you are at your own funeral with all of your friends, colleagues, and family gathered around.
What would you want them to say about you?
What do you need to change? Take a poster board and grab some old magazines, scissors, and glue. Flip through the magazines and cut out pictures and phrases that make you feel excited or hold meaning for you.
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Once you have them cut out, paste them to the poster board. Do you see a theme? What is the board telling you? What we tell ourselves becomes our reality. Life is meant to be fun. Yes, we all have things that we are responsible for—kids, parents, house, job—but we need to remember to add in fun and give ourselves permission to have it.
Sometimes I like to watch other people who seem to be having fun. I had a gym teacher who was so much fun.
Everyone loved her and she looked so comfortable in her skin and like she was having fun all the time. What did I notice? She laughed at herself all the time, she found the positive in everything, and she genuinely appreciated the good things in her life.
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People who count their blessings rather than complain about their troubles just naturally have more fun. Think about the people you know who are always moaning and groaning about their life. How much fun do you think they have? Would they even know fun if it bit them in the nose? Start a gratitude journal and see how much more fun life becomes without much effort. It simply takes a little bit of hunting and soul searching and you can bring some joy and fun back into your life. Kids having fun image via Shutterstock.
Karen Regan is a Life Coach, Blogger and a monthly columnist for a local newspaper. Visit her new web-site at loverainydays. This site is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal, or other professional advice.
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Below are nine ways to add fun into your life: 1. Write your own obituary. Create a vision board. Try making a vision board. Get rid of limiting beliefs. Stop reinforcing these limiting beliefs and start telling yourself you can do it.
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Give yourself permission. Observe others. Without her even knowing, she taught me how to have fun just by being herself. Count your blessings. Stop being a perfectionist. Try these nine tips and see how much fun you and your family can enjoy. Web More Posts. See a typo or inaccuracy? Please so we can fix it!
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