Thank you for being with us now our current and new readers, from everywhere in our terrific world; especially from the US, Italy, Vietnam, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, n Romania 😉
Sometimes, my 1Zumba friends, going back to your childhood’s memories is not such a bad idea at all, in inspiring you or reminding you of simple things that used to give pleasure and enjoyment.
There must have been something very simple, very tiny that pleased you the most when you were a kid. And I know how hard this is, coz sometimes this memory is related to a specific family member, who might not be there any more. So just prepare yourself for whatever you would remember, you would keep the pleasant part of it, not the ugly one.
For example, at certain age, I used to play ping pong for hours. My family always had the whole summer as a vacation. We spent it on the beach, where we used to keep an apartment overlooking the beach. It was the best time ever, when I met with my fiends, and neighboring families.
Each summer was not the same; there was always some new adventures, some of them were undesirable, but all in all, it was good times. I used to see a lot of smiling faces, and this is for me now, kind of phenomenal to happen. People have become busier with their lives, so we no longer see the smiles we used to see before when we were kids.
In order to have fun, you need to know the source of your satisfaction and enjoyment. Some people would enjoy painting, drawing, swimming, playing football, diving, flying, biking, sailing, surfing, racket playing, tennis, gardening, cooking, cleaning, organizing, having tea with a friend, sitting on a cafe watching people, walking the streets, running, climbing up a hill, etc. You get my point.
The second way to entertain yourself and have a lot of fun, is to try something new. Something you have not tried before. Probably you didn’t have the time, you didn’t have the money, you didn’t have the courage, or you didn’t have the place. My friend, Bob, wanted to learn the piano for some time, but he couldn’t find an instructor close from his place, or a studio where he could attend a class. Lately, he found a new studio who is close enough from his place, and has become able to do what he wanted to do in a long time.
You can see the smile on his face, when he came to us with that good news. It was a wide genuine smile, which indicated his real happiness to what was going on. Thus, playing an instrument you longed to play is a good project for giving you all the fun in the world. Imagine it: a new teacher, you will be a student which is great, a new instrument that gives you music that you like, you will be able to play music for yourself, and for your friends as well. Wow! It’s time to do it!
Another good project is some challenging game with a friend, a neighbor, a classmate, a someone who is interested in the same game you like. Of course, now, there is nothing more than the online games, and the online friends, but this is not what we are talking about, we are talking about real people, not virtual ones, haha!
My cousin loves playing cards, but his wife doesn’t like it, coz he keeps inviting friends to play cards, and she thinks that he is an addict. It’s funny coz this is the thing that makes him happy, and since it’s not gambling, I think it’s OK!
You can join a club, or a sport that you would like to learn, or to practice. Participate in events, in your community. Share ideas with others. You’ll always find someone who is interested in what you’re doing or want to do.
Some people just find fun in eating out, having a trip, or exploring new places. Laugh more. One of the best ways to have fun is simply to laugh more. Other people can help you do this, whether you laugh because of their corny jokes or because you find yourself in the middle of a ridiculous situation with your friends. Here’s how to have more fun by laughing more:
- Watch something funny with your friends. Go to the movies to see a comedy or even see a stand-up comedian, and you’ll instantly have fun.
- Play a silly board game. Board games are guaranteed to make you laugh when you’re hanging out with others.
- Don’t be afraid to be silly or goofy. When you’re hanging out with friends, you can sing into your hairbrush, dress up in the most ridiculous outfits, or dance like a fool. Let go of your inhibitions and you’ll be having more fun in no time at all.
So if I had a certain formula for you, I would give it to you right away; but the truth is, each one of us – human beings – is completely different in everything. In other words, what pleases me might not please you. However, there are few steps if followed they may take you there:
- Enjoy the moment like a kid.
- New learning matters bring fun.
- Take your chances sometime.
- Listen to the rhythm that would take you where you want.
- Smile as many times as you can.
- Appreciate nature.
- Watch kids.
- Nobody is perfect, so be happy with yourself.
- Imagination is a door you must knock.
- Be unpredictable.
- Pat your fiends’ shoulders, or give her a hug, nothing wrong in doing that.
- Take your time, stop running, enjoy living.
- Be creative, I mean simple things.
- Sit on the beach, just let your feet touch the sand.
- Every now & then, break the rules, free yourself.
Now you see how you can have all the fun in the world; believe me it is there, all you need is to smile, and to reach out there to get it or to catch it. Let go of worries, smile, and have the attitude of “I’ll be having fun in everything I do”. Then come back to me, and tell me about your adventures after all these crazy dazzling adventures of yours, my 1Zumba friend 😉
Let’s say good bye for now, and we’ll talk some more in few moments. Just enjoy yourself, and give me your big hug, until we chat again ❤