What Do You Do For Fun?

July 5, 2011

In today’s world, we are often so busy with our jobs, our kids, our household chores, and other obligations that we forget to play! Playing gives us the opportunity to reset, refresh, reflect, recharge and keep going with our day to day lives. I often hear people say they don’t have time to have fun. I’m going to share with you a tip that is a great tool for managing time to make room for fun.

It is so important that we remember to take time out to take care of our fun side to refresh, renew and replenish our energy. And everyone has a fun side! I kid you not – everyone has one. You may be reading this and you may be one of the people who is sitting there grumbling something along the lines of “Hrmmmpphh” – but I tell you, you have it in you. It may be lost, but it can be found, and your life will be emotionally, spiritually (not religiously), and mentally richer in doing so.

There is absolutely no such thing as not enough time or not enough energy. And I get that this is a challenging statement and it may even feel threatening to some. I’ll tell you how this is possible without turning your life upside down, so keep reading.

The rule of time I’ll mention here is that there are exactly 168 hours in a week. Period. That’s all you get. Sorry, you just can’t have more than that until we create a way to do it and the physics community isn’t there. EXCEPT… What if there were a way to create “more” time? You’d still have 168 hours in a week, but you would have more time to play with.

How? Time-Budgeting. Ewww. I know, that B-word has gotten a bad rap. But really, budgeting is good, whether financially or using time. This is a major help! In time-budgeting, you will see exactly where you’re spending your time, where you’re wasting your time, and where you can make choices to allocate more time for things you think are important.

Another big help is to recognize: Are you doing anything you aren’t excited about doing and you’re not obligated to do it? Don’t do it. When I say obligated, I mean truly bound – because it’s for your job, or because it’s taking care of your kids or your spouse’s needs, or you’re under some other contract. But really, humans tend to feel obligated to do things that we’re really not obligated to do. And by saying, “No thank you” to the things we don’t truly want to do, and don’t have a true obligation to do we often find we can free up a lot of time for ourselves.

Not bad, eh? I didn’t think so. So figure it up, and make room for you to have a little fun. You deserve it!

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