How to Have More Fun in Your Life

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How Could You Bring More Fun, Joy and Playfulness Into Your Life

When was the last time you really had fun - when you just let yourself go and had a good time? 

When did you last forget about all your daily responsibilities and live in the moment?

If it's been too long, it's time to change...

So... we ask you today to think for yourself...
How could you have more fun in your life?

Here's Our Suggestion:

Gamify Your Life

One way to be more playful is to start living life as a game.

If your neighbors are playing loud 90's dance classics when it's almost midnight...
That doesn't have to be annoying.
You could get out of bed and start dancing in your bedroom...
Or you could dress up, take a bottle of wine, knock on their door and... join the party.

If your daughter starts humming while she listens to music in her earphones...
That could also be super annoying.
Or you could join in and find the rhythm.

And yes... you have to clean your house sometimes.
But what if you turned it into a game?

  • Race against the clock (trying to beat your old record); or...
  • Clean the house while dancing; or...
  • Strap on your fitness tracker and set a goal to burn a specific number of calories before you can stop cleaning.

Simply keep looking for moments in your day where you can jump in and start a game.

Now It's Your Turn

Let us know in the comment box below, how could you bring more fun, joy and playfulness into your life?

And you can win a personal life coaching session with Vered - to help you get clarity on any goal, issue or challenge in your life.

We can’t wait to read your comment and get inspired.

And until then...

Live fully, stay awesome…

Vered & Nisandeh Neta

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  • Walk through a forest in order to ‘get lost’. Do this on a day you have enough time. Take navigation with you in case you don’t find the ay back by yourself. Check where the sun is at the start. Just to know in order to get back later. Don’t look at where you are going, just follow your wonder.

    Zoom into the beauty of the forest,to whatever the theme is today. It could be you see all kinds of holes animals made in trees,the ground etc…

    Or maybe fruits catch your attention, raindrops on leaves or spiderwebs.Or insects or sounds or smells.. Everytime another theme could come up. Just relax.

    Lie down on the floor to see dragonfly bask in sunlight.. Whatever it is you come across. Take your time.

    When you are ready, intend to find your way back. If it doesn’t work you could always use navigation on your phone to help you. Enjoy!

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thank you so much for this lovely description and suggestion Leonie.
      definitely going to try it out

  • Sylvia Verburgt says:

    Oh how funny to read this just now! I just finished a 3 day online event and this was 3 days of dancing and making fun !!! More than once the realization comes that we as adults have hidden our inner child, but when it comes out…. wow… what an energy this gives! Dancing is really a must, so if I’m out of inspiration or want to prepare for a good conversation, I turn on spotify and put in my dance moves (although those moves aren’t so sexy), just have fun!!! You feel so much better 🙂

    • Vered Neta says:

      That’s so true Sylvia. In order to have more fun in life the Inner Child should be allowed to play much more.
      Thanks for reminding us about it.

  • Pim Holstijn says:

    I love the feeling of the rain on my face. On your bike you get wet anyway, even if you try to bike as fast as you can, with your shoulders pulled up. You get wet anyway! So I relax and feel the drops ticking my face and hands. It helps me be present and in my head I sing ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’.

    • Vered Neta says:

      This is so true Pim… As they say you can either complain about the rain or… dance in the rain…

      Thanks for this lovely contribution

  • Peter van Minnen says:

    Try to play the “turn-it-around”-game. Imagine what would make you really, really unhappy and sad. Like nobody calls you up and like there was no food on the table? Turn that around and call somebody and look in the fridge/closet and put everything on the table. Make a fool of yourself and put on all the clothes you have. Think of something else that would make you sad tomorrow and the day after. I bet life will be fun with you. All you have to do is turn it around.

    Yesterday there was a long queue waiting in the shop. Annoying. But imagine there was nobody around, you were there alone in an empty shop. Turn that around again and you feel happy there is stuff to buy and cashiers that smile when it is your turn. Life is good.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks Peter for your contribution

  • Willem Boone says:

    I had a lot of fun with a colleague when another colleague resigned: we made a song and a sketch and loved doing it. It was the perfect way to have fun and pay a tribute to a dear colleague. We said to each other that we should actually do it next week to honour all our colleagues (even when they are not resigning 😉 It would mean that we have fun gatherings every week!

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this wonderful input Willem

  • Barry van den Berg says:

    Before I get out of bed in the morning I visualise the day ahead and bring myself into a happy place and take that with me during the day. If things don’t go as I expected then I stop and think how can I redirect this and when nothing else helps I laugh about and move on. When a catchy tune cones by I take my wife’s hand and we make a dance. A laugh a day keeps the doctor away!

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this great contribution Barry.
      Visualization to start the day always works as a tool in making our day great

  • Erica Pierik says:

    I’m going to The Efteling tomorrow with my husband for his birthday (he’s turning 49 :-)) And in February we are going to Disneyland Paris for my birthday (I’ll be turning 47).

    I love to unleash the child in me and I love to look at the world as if everything is a miracle. Because it is <3

    • Vered Neta says:

      First, Happy Birthday to your husband Erica, may you both have YEARS of fun.

      I love this fantastic idea and totally agree that unleashing the child within us would make life much more fun.
      Thanks for tis great input

  • Getting up in de Morning was difficult for me untill I started making it my “morning yoga in bed session.” Start the yoga app Easypeasy and happy waking up ever since 🙂

    • Vered Neta says:

      This is a wonderful way of making something we dislike into fun and healthy.
      Thanks for this great idea Sandra.

      I’ve been doing Yoga, or rather stretching exercises, in bed for the last 15 years, so I know how good this is…

  • Hanny Schouten says:

    What makes my day is to start very early morning with a 20 minut walk, no matter if it is raining or windy.

    After the walk, I feel so refreshed and powerful. This is also fine to do before going to bed. The silence from the night helps me to calm down and is a good preparation to sleep deep.

    • Vered Neta says:

      That’s a fantastic way to start the day Hanny. Thanks so much for this suggestion

  • Sometimes the fun is in just realising that the activity is with people precious to you.

    Just this weekend I went to a funfair. I don’t like funfairs. Way too busy, horrible food, long lines everywhere. But I still enjoyed myself tremendously because I was with the people that I care about and just connecting and talking with them made it a great experience.

    • Vered Neta says:

      That’s a fantastic observation Elske. Thanks for it.

  • Since I start the day with something I really like to do I have a lot more fun during the whole day! Instead of doing first the things which I have to do.

    • Vered Neta says:

      That’s so great to hear Judith. Thanks for this inspiring contribution.

      Would love to hear what is one thing that you love to start the day with?

  • Gerdy Heek says:

    see the beauty. There is beauty in everything.

    I remember we had the car breaking down when we were on holiday. When my mom and I were pushing the car, I said to my mom: isn’t it fantastic that you have such a small car? (It was a Fiat Uno). It made my mom smile and suddenly it wasn’t all too heavy anymore.

    Do the things you love- and PLAN them. I tend to get absorbed with work and chores, so I allow myself to do the things I love- cooking, baking, writing, hiking. It’s a reward. But I need to plan them in my schedule.

    I found out that if I do something and I get stuck, I take a break. Sometimes even for a whole day. And then the world looks different!

    Another idea: find help. I needed to clean my garden for the winter and had no idea where to begin. So I shouted out on Facebook and someone came to help me. I made a new connection (I never met him before) and the work was done at the end of the day!

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks Gerdy, these are fantastic ideas. Thanks so much for this valuable contribution.

  • Gerard Heikens says:

    Good morning!
    Just outside and hear the birds singing in the dark..
    Lets put some music on to get in the rhytum of the day..
    Thanks for the challenge!
    And have a nice day!


    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks Gerard for the wonderful contribution & suggestion.

      Birds singing makes life fun. Curious to know what music you put to get your day start?

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