How can I have more fun?
I woke up this morning with this sweet thought in my head like a gigantic bowl of liquid sunshine. How can I rearrange my day, hijack my life, shift it all around and have more fun?
This surprised me. A massive perspective shift right upon waking. But then again, isn't that the perfect time for your brain to be throwing you a curveball? So fresh and so clean, nary one second out of unconscious bliss, and Bam! "Bet you wouldn't have come up with that one on your own." This is my innerWise talking. She offers it up– all the goods, all the honest realness behind the veil. "Had to get your whiny 'But I've got work to do' BS out of the way by slipping in ninja-style during your hypnagogic reverie." Yeah... my Girl is tight. Smart as hell. Love Her. [You got one too, btw. You might not remember how to listen to Her, but She's there, sending you body wisdom on the sly. She is the all-knowing all-seeing I, and if you give Her a chance, She will rock your world into radiant hotness.]
So. How can I have more fun?
Well, let's see. First of all, more dancing is definitely in order. I cannot emphasize the importance of dancing enough. I'm serious. It allows your body so much freedom that your brain is basically tickle-tortured into surrendering. So, yes– I will be scheduling at least three dance breaks today, the first one being right this gosh-dern minute. YES. Feeling better already.
Alright. Dancing, check! What else for more fun?
Ooh! Ooh! Glitter! Okaaayyy... glitter... not really sure where that came from, but why the heck not? How can I incorporate glitter into my work day, you ask? Well, I could wear my sassy gold glitter eyeshadow that I usually save for special occasions, or maybe bust out that kickass silver-sequined t-shirt that makes the room look like a disco ball party when it catches the light, or I could bedazzle the stapler, or I could.... wow, endless possibilities. Who knew?
And even more fun?
Let's just say the list will most likely include a nature walk of some sort, lingerie store window shopping, lighting something on fire (I'm talking incense, people! Don't get crazy on me now), a big snorty laughing session with my ladyfriends, a glass of champagne, and some righteous sexual healing with my man (just sayin').
Damn. That there is one SEXY day. Hmmm...
So, what's the big deal with finding ways to have more fun in your life every day? Well, it's easy to slide into the obligations and rules and structures of the world and at some point you wake up and realize you are not as happy as you want to be. The incredibly cool thing is, you are absolutely capable of changing that and choosing to fill your life with fun again. I mean really– we all started out having a LOT of fun all the time as kids. Somewhere along the line we pushed fun to the sidelines and decided it was superfluous and unnecessary. IT IS NOT. Fun is some serious shit, people. And we need it in our lives like we need love and beauty and light and rock+roll and bubble wrap.
Speaking of bubble wrap...
I was walking down the street in midtown Manhattan yesterday (which is an experience in itself) and I noticed a swath of displaced bubble wrap that had found a new home right in the foot path of many harried New Yorkers. What happened next was fascinating. Each person who came across the bubble wrap had a very different reaction to it. Many swerved to miss it (resisting fun entirely), some walked over it with popping effect but refused to acknowledge the fun, and others went out of their way to walk and/or jump on the bubble wrap with pure elation streaming out of their pores.
Let us learn from this latter group of wise blithe and bonny souls who brighten the universe with their mirth, for they are the ones who remind us that this life is precious and beautiful and not to be wasted on rules and obligations.
Now, it goes without saying that your idea of fun might be radically different from my idea of fun, but I think we can all agree that whatever our particular brand of fun is– we all desperately need more of it.
And so, for your next experiment: Tomorrow morning, find your fun and dance with it until your soul is filled with light. Then, put on your glitter pants and go to work.