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Fun can be really good for you

Instinctively we know that having fun is good for our health and well-being. But, as it turns out, many of the activities we would label “fun” are not as beneficial as we would hope. Many of the things we do with our leisure time, like bingeing on television, scrolling the news, or posting photos to social media, do not produce the positive heath effects we crave.

“People often use the word “fun” to describe anything they do with leisure time, even when those things, upon reflection, aren’t actually enjoyable. My research has shown me that true fun, as I call it, materializes when we experience the confluence of three psychological states: playfulness, connection and flow.” Journalist and screen/life balance expert Catherine Price

Victoria and I have started looking at the things we do with our leisure time with the goal of adding to our “true fun”. ….asking ourselves: Does this activity include playfulness, connection and flow? We’ve added croquet and line dancing to our regular actives and we’re definitely feeling the benefits.

How about it ….want to add some true fun to your life? Here’s some more ideas on How To Have More Fun In Life, Starting Today.

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  1. Richard W Bleecker Richard W Bleecker

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