While grouting my bathroom tile of all things, the following question popped into my mind. “When was the last time I actually had fun?”
It seems the older we get the less time we spend having, or looking for fun. Chores… work … obligations … duties … sleeping and eating fill up most of our days. And the days turn into weeks and on it goes.
What an old fashioned concept. I think I liked having fun. Maybe we should adopt a new mantra.
FUN IS ME!
Here are a few ways to introduce some fun back into your lives:
- Meet a new person and “get into” their story.
- Lose the deadbeats in your life.
- Close a new piece of business. (Making money can be loads of fun)
- Call up an old client simply to say hello.
- Write a “who gives a damn” letter just to see what comes of it.
- Make an attempt to meet your role model.
- Pick a role model, then go back to #6.
- Surprise somebody (anybody) by writing a “thank you” note for a service you are still enjoying today but was rendered some time ago.
- Dig in and finish the day’s work by 4pm. Then go out and take a power walk.
- Be nice to yourself. You may like it.
- Shed three extra pounds in the next month. (This isn’t fun at the moment but may prove to be the best fun of all in the years to come.)
- Learn to enjoy the process of doing business.
We are all going through difficult times. Lighten up. Learn to enjoy the journey.
Quite honestly, in this day of overloaded in-boxes and to-do lists, I am writing this message expecting that very few people are reading it. It is easier to lament the times and continue to bum yourself out. (If you are actually reading, leave a comment and let me know.)
As for me? I am going to finish up the grouting project and make sure I have more fun in the 30 or so years I have left on my dance card. I challenge you to do the same.
Let’s go have some fun.
Mike Marchev is a non-linear thinker who makes his living shooting from the hip. Wanna know more? Send me an email … firstname.lastname@example.org