Having fun yet?
I’m sure you’ve been asked that question before, maybe when you’re in the middle of an especially difficult time. It’s usually meant as a joke, but with a message behind it: Life hasn’t been all that easy in awhile. You might even ask yourself the same question when you have hit a rough patch. And the answer is mostly likely pretty clear: no way.
We might also ask ourselves if we’re having fun when we’re coming to the end of the summer, or a vacation, or during the December holidays. You know, those times that are “supposed” to have all kinds of built-in fun.
Having fun adds a lot to your quality of life. When we smile, we produce those positive hormones – endorphins – that help to lower stress. So does having a good laugh. Having fun with people we care about brings us closer. And having fun gives us a break from the pressures of life and helps us maintain our perspective. Having fun reminds us that life is good.
So, one more time: Having fun yet?
If you’re not sure how to answer this question, then let’s start by asking another question: What’s it mean to have fun? Laughing it up with friends or family? Eating/drinking like there’s no tomorrow (and regardless of the consequences)? Running yourself until you drop from exhaustion? Smiles, giggles, guffaws?
Now, another question: How does your chronic condition affect the fun you’re having in life? Have you had to make some adjustments to accommodate the limitations that your chronic has placed on your life, such as your diet or the kinds of activities you can get involved in? Maybe life just seems a whole lot more serious than it did before you were diagnosed. If so, have you decided that your fun days are in the past?
Sure, your chronic condition may mean making some changes in how you have fun. But it doesn’t mean you can’t experience the benefits that having fun can bring to your life.
I recently posted an article about how to bring more fun into your life. Here’s a link:
We all need to let our hair down, as they say, and have a little fun. What do you do to have fun? Need to be persuaded to up the fun quotient in your life? Need some ideas?
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