Putting the ‘FU’ Back in Fun

The idea that happiness really is all around us is an accurate one. Whether we choose to see – and act – upon that happiness is another thing.

darren-nolander-joyOpportunities for fun are endless

Our daily grind can really wreak havoc on that little three-little “F” word. Yes, I’m talking about “fun!” We may not all be Tom Hanks in the movie Big, but that doesn’t mean we can’t seek out and recognize joy whenever, however and wherever we can.

Happiness isn’t just found in the big things

Fun does not have to be a three-week vacation to Bora Bora. It can be a bouquet of flowers purchased for your desk from the local farmer’s market. Or taking a few minutes to browse the Inspiration section on Pinterest. Fun can be buying a new Groupon every few weeks and trying a new restaurant, activity or workout. It can be renting a stand-up paddleboard if you’re more comfortable kayaking. Or going to a play if you’re more of an action movie person.

The idea that happiness really is all around us is an accurate one. Whether we choose to see – and act – upon that happiness is another thing. Fun doesn’t typically jump out at you in the middle of the street, dressed as a caped crusader who says “follow me to instant joy!” Instead, it’s the little things in life we stop to appreciate when they’re there, and the other opportunities in life where we can add positivity to an otherwise mundane situation.

Adding joy is a choice

Think about what brings you joy. What excites you, calms you, warms you, makes you giggle. Then find little ways every day to add a dose or two of that all-important elixir to your daily grind. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it.

Western Division Business Development Manager

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