Let’s talk about parties!
In Australia, parties are a little fabulous. (That’s a circus party, above! Thanks, Lillian. Such a fun night!)
But a few months ago, I went to a function on a Thursday night that was filled with bankers and insurance people. Though the view was fabulous — overlooking Sydney Harbour — let me be honest: the event had the potential to be fairly dry. We were there because of work, after all.
So I decided to try something new. I can’t remember where I read this tip!
Instead of chatting with people about work, I asked this…
And it was amazing.
At first, every single person THOUGHT I’d asked them about work. They answered about work, and I had to say, “No, no…I asked what you do for FUN!”
Suddenly, people were talking about surfing, or how they’re learning adult ballet, or how they want to have more fun in their lives but aren’t sure what they love to do. We were LOUD and we were LAUGHING.
And the weird thing was this: any time a new person wandered over to our group, someone said, “Oh, we’re just talking about what we do for FUN.” (Like…aren’t we cool? We talk about FUN.)
It makes me think this: wow, we are missing out.
We forget that we can choose to enjoy ourselves.
We have a weekend now, and even if you have to work a little, I’m sure there’s some time — even fifteen minutes — for some fun today.
Do you know what you find fun?
Have you thought about it? Or are you always mired in the serious, the productive? Maybe it’s time to rediscover what lights you up a little. What could you do right now?
(For me, the quickest way to have fun is kitchen dancing — with my earbuds and my phone, by myself — or trying out a new recipe. I also find juggling fun. Yep, good for the brain and eye-hand co-ordination, and you could learn to juggle right now.) I know it’s weird, but it’s also FUN.
Over to you…what’s fun for you?
Love Catherine x
I’ve been Aussie for 21 years — so I’m nearly half & half! Thanks, Australia, for welcoming us here!
Hi to all the new people who joined us this week on my happiness blog. I’m Catherine, a Canadian-Aussie author with a new book out and a very scruffy shih tzu puppy who needs a bath today…