Did you enjoy your weekend? What did you do and did you have fun? What are you plans for this week?

While I was researching about FUN on the internet I was surprised about the results I got from words like: fun, fun and health, effects of fun…. most of them were related to fun effects for Photoshop, videos and games. Hardly nothing on the effects of real fun (jokes, relax, time with the family and friends, nature, holidays).

To get the definition of fun, had to go to Wikipedia:

Fun is the enjoyment of pleasure and, according to Johan Huizinga, “an absolutely primary category of life, familiar to everybody at a glance right down to the animal level.”

FUN enhances our life and it helps to keep us healthy. Is it not strange then when you read about studies that show that now-a-days we have 62% less fun that our grandparents. The strange thing is that many of our grandparents survived the WWII, hunger and the big depression. On the other hand we have more things, have at least one big holiday a year. At the same time we are constantly on the go and take little time to enjoy the good moment as we are looking ahead rather than the now.

To have fun and enjoy the moment is really very simple and it only takes a couple of minutes a day. The return of investment for those minutes is huge:

* less stress
* see your loved ones for who they are
* release tension at work or school
* less toxins and adrenaline
* clear you head and restore your spirit
* give and receive more love and appreciation
* feel motivated
* happy

The only thing you need to do is take some moments to enjoy your surroundings and people. Stop and listen to a joke, a story, smell a flower or listen to the birds. Stop a second longer to enjoy that morning kiss and goodbye. Cook together with your partner of children, take a detour on your way home….

Live with intention and add fun to your life and the life’s of your family and friends!

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