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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Live It Up This Weekend!

By August 21, 2013

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"Every person dies. Not every person really lives." ~ William Wallace

Sometimes when we our lives become full of activity, we stop having fun. We may become so busy that we really only have time to do the things we must do, without enough time to do what we'd like to do. We put off having fun until we have more 'spare time', but when time opens up, there is a long line of items waiting that must be done, and the fun things we'd like to do get put off even longer. (I know, I've been there, too.)

It's perfectly understandable that this may happen--the consequences for not getting the 'important' things done are generally heavier than the consequences of not having fun, at least on a case-by-case basis. But, as with a sleep deficit, a deficit of fun builds up over time, and can leave you battling burnout in multiple areas of your life. Plus, research shows that having fun--like the type of fun experienced on the weekend--contributes to physical and emotional wellbeing. This is reason enough to prioritize having a good time, and there's no better time for that than Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Think you need to do something exciting, novel or expensive to get a real benefit out of fun time? Think again. This kind of fun can be great, but you can enjoy a free night of games with friends, take a bike ride, or even sit and meditate for a few minutes and get benefits. Don't let 'fun perfectionism' get in your way!

Below are some resources you can use today to enjoy your weekend. Share in the comments if you have your own ideas of a good time and haven't seen them mentioned here, and please use the 'share' button to pass this post on to others who need a little more fun in their lives. I hope you all live it up this weekend!

Resources for Fun:

Here are some of my favorite group games, and here's a list of favorite games from readers. Check them out and share your favorites, or tell us what you do for fun in the comments section of this blog. And again, if you found this blog helpful, please share it with the people in your life who could also use some fun, via the 'share' button below. Have fun!

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August 14, 2010 at 3:55 am
(1) Hirantha says:

Nice Ideas for spend weekend meaningfully and ‘HAPPILY’. I m gonna share this in my “Twitter’…

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