The benefits of fun are so many it’s hard to list them all. Seriously though, do you need a list of logical reasons? If you are stuck in ‘Miserableville’, then you might. Aside from fun simply being fun and that being the only reason you need, we list 8 main reasons below why it’s a good idea to have fun. Then we’ll talk about a reason for having fun that blows all of them out of the water. Then we’ll get into the fun stuff, for realsies!
All this is great but fun is so much better than that. The benefits of fun are many many times more, especially if we change the definition of fun to be:
With this definition of fun you can begin to count all manner of things as fun. Seeing them that way can make it even more fun. If your work for instance is something that is meaningful and you feel makes a difference in the world, it expands you. If you are completely present when you are doing that work and it makes you feel truly alive then you are in a truly wonderful place.
The absolute best thing about this type of fun is that it opens your heart and helps you hone in on what is deeply important to you. Once you know this, it’s the beginning of tuning into your purpose. When you start tuning into your purpose all sorts of things change and you invite serendipity, a type of well deserved luck, into your life.
When this happens, things start to snowball. Life takes on a momentum all of it’s own and an adventure begins. Wonderful things can come from having deeply important fun. When fun expands you, brings you to presence in the moment and makes you feel truly alive, you’ve awakened something potent within you.
‘Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your finest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you remain true to them, your world will at last be built.’
– James Allen, As You Think
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie
“Find a place inside where there is joy and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell