Being a grown-up is tough duty. Millions of Baby Boomers are caught in the middle – trying to find ways to juggle work, marriage, and taking care of both children and elderly parents. Forget about taking care of yourself and fostering a good marriage. Even if you are still a greenhorn and have yet to experience these middle age stress castles, I have no doubt you take your life too seriously at times, as well.
I am bound and determined to have a whole lot more fun in 2011 than I did in 2010. Interestingly, there are scads of other social networkers feeling the same way. So… I am officially throwing out the gauntlet on THE 2011 HAVE MORE FUN CHALLENGE! The goal is to do something fun every single day.
It could be something big like jumping out of a plane, or perhaps a more mundane activity, such as curling up on the coach and watching a movie with your sweetie. Having fun isn’t rocket science. Take a break and treat yourself. Laugh a little each day; sometimes laughter is your most effective weapon. Eat goofy food on your very best dishes. Play a new video or board game. Take a class that has always intrigued you. Go dancing, take Zumba classes, dance in the rain. DO SOMETHING! Run away from home every once in a while; take your spouse and your kids on a vacation – even if it is just for a weekend. Then stay off the computer and tell your friends and family not to contact you unless it is an extreme emergency. Stretch yourself…. really do some of the things on your bucket list. The key is to get out there and enjoy life.
Every evening I will be posting on Linkedin, Twitter, my blog, and on Facebook, what I did for fun that day. Even though I am the primary caregiver for my elderly father at the moment, my husband and I managed a few minutes of alone time and walked the dogs out on the lake. We played Wii tennis, a couple games of Scrabble (I pretty much whooped him) and then we sat back and watched a sit-com. Laughter is good medicine. I also managed to show my dad just how much I love him.
Will you accept my challenge? What did you do for fun today?