Fun is my topic this week and I found this video so much fun to watch that I wanted to share. What is your fun theory?
Last week, I had the pure pleasure of interviewing David Bedrick, author of Talking Back to Dr. Phil. We talked about everything
from weight, to anger and shame and ultimately we ended up talking about fun. In fact, he ended the show with a fabulous tip about “your magic wand”. I loved it, because we all do have one, we just fail to use it. Maybe we simply have forgotten that we have one! You can listen to the show by clicking here or subscribing to iTunes along with our 187,000 other subscribers!
Well I was so impressed with our interview, that I scheduled a private coaching session with him last week. One of the things he asked me was, “If he had a magic wand and could grant any wish I wanted, what one thing would I ask for?” This caught me off guard because I am always on the other side of the table.
Something did come up for me and it was “permission”. We found out that I wanted “Permission to have more fun in my life.” In fact, the rest of our call was all about how important “having fun” was at this point in my life. I have become so busy helping others, that I was ignoring that little girl inside of me who was calling out to play — to simply have more fun. How simple — yet profound! Is your little girl also calling out to you?
Ask yourself these questions:
- What would a little more fun do for you in your life?
- What would it even look like?
- How would your body feel if you were having more fun each day?
I love this quote:
“When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.”
Exercise: Start a “Fun List”.
Do this by listing in your journal:
- all the things you love doing
- things you would would love to do daily, next year, some time in your life
- the most fun thing you ever did in your life and why it was so fun
- hobbies that make your heart sing
- things you loved doing when you were a kid
- things you lose track of time when you do them
- and the one thing that scares you the most, yet you know if you just did it, it would change your life forever
My friend, Colleen, and I just went for a spontaneous walk this weekend, and we were talking about fun. We both agreed that one of the most fun things we ever did was “running away to Costa Rica” the day after Thanksgiving for 11 full days. We simply left our families, our company, the dishes and the turkey carcass (I usually make turkey soup!). We felt guilty (naughty) for a few minutes, and then we both agreed that it was one of the most amazing things we have ever done in our lives. We had no agenda, no watches, just time for complete pleasure, adventure and fun.
Now we can’t all take off to Costa Rica any time we want to, but we can make time for more little pockets of fun in our lives. Think of ways you can make your work more fun. Next week, we will talk about actually making the time for all of this!
Good luck and please let us hear from you. Tell us “how you are creating more fun in your life!” What are you committed to?