Fun is a matter of perception, of course, but here are a few tips that may help you make the most out of your efforts to indulge.
Stay in the Present
When you have a busy schedule and you try to take some time doing something you enjoy, sometimes it can be difficult to let yourself be part of it. If your mind keeps going back to something else or you feel guilty, it’s harder to have fun. There’s no need to feel guilty. You can and should treat yourself sometimes — it’s a part of self-care, and your needs and desires are very important. Staying in the moment can allow you to stress less and have more fun. Don’t rain on your own parade!
Don’t Set Limits
You might be tempted to try to give yourself rules or limit yourself when it comes to your desires, but why? If you want that last scoop of ice cream in the fridge, go for it. If you want to sit down and play video games for an evening, have at it. If you give in to what you want now, you’re less likely to over-do it later, and your overall happiness may increase.
A part of having fun is learning not to take yourself too seriously. By letting loose and being yourself, you can make happy memories without negativity or sour thoughts bogging you down. Allow yourself to smile as you indulge in your personal pleasures, and often a little extra happiness will come naturally.