“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” ~ Tony Robbins
Simple fun. Sometimes it’s the best kind of fun. The video above is from our recent rafting trip. We had a sand beach, a calm river, an inflatable raft, and a couple of buckets. We ended up with a homemade waterslide into the river. Kids were kids. Adults were kids. River guides were kids. What a fun way to cool off after being outside in the heat all day!
Sometimes life gets hectic and complicated. And sometimes, life ends up not being much fun when this happens. Then, maybe we plan fun things to do. Maybe a visit to a waterpark, or a night out at the bars, or a trip to the zoo, or ??. And that’s all good (and fun). But we can also make our own fun. We don’t always have to look outside of what we already have to bring the fun back into our lives.
One time a couple of years ago, we made an obstacle course in our backyard. Some ball, some rope, a couple of 2x4’s, some water. In the end, we had an afternoon of fun, and many memories that will last for a long time.
What kind of simple fun things can you do? Be creative. Try things (maybe they’ll be fun, maybe not). If it doesn’t work out, ditch it and move on to something else. Use the things you already have to create your own fun!