Your life isn’t going to be fun if you don’t make an effort to have fun! Of course, we all need to work hard in order to succeed at the goals we want to achieve, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find time for fun along the way! Find out about 10 reasons why you need to have fun by reading this article on 10 Reasons Why You Need to Have Fun!
1) Having fun makes you more productive
There’s a reason we use terms like funemployed and Fun Fridays. Research shows that fun not only makes us happier, but also helps us perform better in our day-to-day jobs. If you tend to take things too seriously, try adding some more play into your work life—you may be surprised by how much you enjoy it! (To learn more about how fun works, check out my book Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety.)
2) Better relationships through having fun
Improving relationships with your friends and family members can be as simple as having fun together. When people share laughs and smiles, they feel closer and more connected than ever before. Having fun also increases positive emotions, which in turn improves physical health by reducing stress hormones, keeping our bodies healthier for longer. So go out there and have some fun! It’s good for you!
3) What we do in life echoes in eternity
To laugh often and much; to be respected by intelligent people and to be loved by children. to earn the appreciation of true critics and the betrayal of dishonest friends; to understand the beauty, to find love, to give…and, eventually, to grow old. If we want the good things in life, we have to take the time to have fun! Check out these great reasons why you should find fun.
4) Take time out of your day and go have some fun!
With all of our responsibilities in life, it can be easy to let days and weeks pass by without doing something for no other reason than that we just didn’t get around to it. However, taking time out of your schedule is crucial if you want to live a fulfilling life. It doesn’t matter if it’s exercise or reading a book, both are valuable experiences and will enrich your life—there is no down side! So don’t wait another day; go have some fun today!
5) Learning new things & being adventurous
Try as hard as you can to learn something new every day. Maybe it’s a new language, or a way of doing your makeup that you’ve always wanted to try. Or perhaps it’s simply looking up fun facts on Wikipedia and learning something cool. But however you do it, make sure that there are at least some minutes in your day dedicated to expanding your mind and broadening your horizons in some way—and don’t be afraid of going off-topic!
6) Laughter reduces stress and helps your immune system
Laughter isn’t just a natural way to deal with life’s challenges, it can also boost your immune system, lower stress and fatigue levels and protect you from heart disease. It’s good for your ticker, lowering blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, laughter helps ease stress on your body by keeping blood sugar in check.
7) Live each day like it was your last (here and now)
If you really want to have fun, you should live each day like it’s your last. Here and now is as good as it gets; don’t spend so much time planning for or dwelling on tomorrow that you miss out on today. Let go of regrets from yesterday, fears of tomorrow, and guilt from what happened yesterday. Focus on making today better than yesterday. To truly enjoy life, you need to be in a state of mind where you can accept things as they are right now, without worrying about how they were in the past or might be in the future. Think about something that makes you happy right now—maybe it’s a memory from years ago or a thought about an upcoming event—and try to hold onto that feeling throughout your day by keeping yourself present in every moment.
8) Community activities are full of positive energy
When you’re around a group of people who are supporting each other and having fun, it will rub off on you. People around you will be supportive, you’ll feel better about yourself, and your stress levels will decrease. Plus, laughing is great for your health! Research has shown that laughter can fight diseases like Alzheimer’s and even reduce pain after an injury. Laughter is good for us – so let go of any inhibitions or stressors and give in to a few giggles!
9) Laugh, dance, run, play…feel free and happy!
Sometimes, we all get so caught up in life’s day-to-day that we forget why it is we’re here. We start taking our jobs too seriously, worrying about finances, and treating everything like a chore. This leads to lack of productivity, low morale and burnout — three things you definitely don’t want for your team. So, let yourself have fun!
10) Everyday you can make someone smile 🙂
Bring a smile on your friends faces.Call them up, send them a gift, or go out and have fun with them. Remember that life is too short and we need to be surrounded by people who are happy. It will make you feel better if you can make someone else feel better. So go ahead, call them now! They’ll thank you for it later.
When was the last time you laughed? :): Laughing releases endorphins into our body which makes us feel good inside. A great way to laugh is going out with friends and just having a good time! Watch a funny movie or show together, play some games, or even take in some comedy shows in your area. There are many ways to laugh so find what works best for you!