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:
- How To Have A Truly Relaxing Staycation
- Cheap Vacation In Your Home Town
- Take a Play-Cation!
- Fun and Games for Stress Relief
- Fun Stress Relievers To Try
- Laugh More and Have More Fun
- Hosting a Game Night
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