Since Halloween is this month I thought it would be appropriate to write about the value of fun. This is something that we tend to underestimate as adults. But there are so many things about fun that are valuable to adults. Fun is a great stress reliever. It produces neurochemicals that make us feel good. And laughter is a way we bond with others and build memories together. In the spirit of Halloween (pun intended!), try to think of ways to infuse fun into your life. Here are some suggestions. The key is to always take family or friends with you. Sharing the fun is the real treat.
1. Visit an amusement park
2. Play games at Dave and Busters, especially those you are not good at
3. Try a hobby your partner is good at (golf, cooking, etc.) and let him or her teach you.
4. Try something neither of you has done before (golf, cooking, etc.) and learn together.
5. Take a day trip or a weekend getaway to someplace you haven’t been before.
6. Invite another couple over to play a board game or play it with your kids.
7. Search for things to do in your city that you haven’t done before. My husband and I did a peregrine falcon experience where the falcons flew to your gloved arm. And I took my niece and nephew to pan for Tourmaline at a mine not far from San Diego. There are so many unique experiences to try. You just have to look.
So go out and have a good time! And remember, having fun (not winning or being the best) is the key.