I wrote a few years ago about – in my view – the importance of having fun. Of intentionally choosing to have fun.
I’m writing about it again.
In My Humble Opinion, fun is underrated. Fun is undervalued. And fun is underused.
And In My Humble Opinion, it often comes down to a matter of choice.
Someone whose opinion I value offered this in fact – “Have fun with it or forget about it.” That, I believe is a call to action. A throwing down of the gauntlet. A challenge worth taking.
It’s a drastically new approach for me for decide if something is fun or not, and then if it is to plunge into it wholeheartedly and whole-energetically, and if it’s not to walk away and forget about it. I think it goes against every ingrained grain of my psyche that lives by the “Do the work. Do the hard work. Don’t ever give up. Give it more if it’s harder. Don’t fail. Ever.” mentality.
Which is probably why it’s a great approach for me to take.
Every time I push even a little bit against my over-doer, over-achiever, over-driven being, I believe it’s a good thing. I may intentionally decide to still do, achieve, and drive, but being in the mindset and behavior by choice is freeing in and of itself.
What would your life be like if you only did something if it felt like fun? What would my life be like? What would my day be like? What would my day be like if I didn’t play by all the rules, and instead I honored my inner playfulness. If I chose the choice that seemed like it would make me laugh – or at least smile – and bring more joy and fun to my day (and to those around me).
I suppose that at some point I’ll overdo the joy, fun, play, ease, lighten up thing. But I know me. I probably still have a long way to go before I’m erring in that direction.
For today I’m going to do the things that feel like fun, and I’m going to do my best to bring fun to the things I choose to do. Or I’m going to let it go and forget about it.
It seems like a decent challenge to make of myself. It seems like a decent challenge to make of you.
Have fun with it. Or forget about it.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, and please share this post with others if it resonates with you!