How to Have Fun: 5 Ways to Stop Taking Everything So Seriously and Enjoy Life


Monday, March 9th 2020, 4:00 am
By: News On 6


Having Fun

It’s 100 seconds to midnight according to the doomsday clock. Global experts believe we’re closer than ever to the apocalypse. Why? Scientists cite climate change and the threat of nuclear war.

Well, it’s only a few months into 2020, but this year is already taking its toll. It’s important to think about these existential problems. It’s also important, though, to spend time on your own happiness and well-being.

With all the recent chaos, have you forgotten how to have fun?

Fear not for we’re here to bring the joy back to your life. Read on for five of our best tips to help you have fun in 2020 and beyond.

1. Unplug

It’s no secret — the world’s digital now. Despite all our smart devices, it’s becoming harder to connect with people in a meaningful way.

When we connect through the digital sphere, we disconnect from ourselves. That’s why it’s important to unplug every once in a while. Force yourself to turn your phone, TV, and internet off for at least one hour every day.

This time will allow you to self-reflect, meditate, and re-focus.

Once it becomes routine, you’ll start to look forward to your digital detox time!

2. There Is a Time and Place for Everything

Do you often find yourself battling your own thoughts? Are you struggling to have fun because the negativity is bringing you down?

You’ve likely heard the phrase that everything has its own time and place. It’s a shock, but the notion holds true for negative feelings and emotions, too.

Consider using thought stopping and scheduling techniques to curb negative thoughts and emotions.

Schedule a relaxed time each day where you allow negative thoughts to flow. When your thoughts start spiraling at other times, tell them to stop. Remind yourself that you’ll have time for those thoughts later.

3. Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

Are you not having any fun because you’ve gotten too comfortable?

It’s great to feel secure but getting outside your comfort zone helps you grow.

4. Trade Objects for Experiences

As a capitalist society, we spend a lot of money on junk. Why not trade those objects for experiences instead?

Next time you want to splurge, look for attraction tickets instead of a new shiny toy. The fun and memories will far outweigh the happiness a device could bring you.

5. Help Someone Else

If you’re still struggling, then there’s still hope. Go out of your way to help someone else in need. Consider volunteering or doing community service. Helping others will help you feel a sense of purpose and hope.

How to Have Fun in 2020

Having fun isn’t something that comes easily to everyone. The stress of work, family obligations, and life can pile onto your psyche. It takes strength to push those thoughts away when you need to.

Instead of living on the edge, use these five tips to learn how to have fun.

Are you looking for more self-care tips to help you live your best life? Browse through our self-care and mindfulness sections for more of our latest content.

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