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16 Ways to Fit More Fun into Your Day

 Playtime isn't just for children. Having fun is essential to your health and wellbeing at any age. When you're enjoying yourself, you're also reducing stress, increasing your energy levels, building stronger relationships, and promoting learning. Be proud of your decision to goof off on a regular basis. Take a look at these ideas to help you bring more recreation into each day.   Change Your Perspective:   Prioritize fun. Do you put off taking a break because you think you have too many responsibilities? Studies show that frequent breaks actually, help you to accomplish more. Enjoy small pleasures. Having fun doesn't have to consume a lot of time or money. Watching cartoons with your kids or walking through a puddle can brighten your day without using up your savings or vacation days. Look on the bright side. Maybe housework and boring meetings make it difficult for you to smile. Try to find a positi

Exposure is the best medicine

  New tasks, surroundings, and people can be exciting, even when they require stepping out of my comfort zone. This is especially true when I have been engrossed in particular routines for a lengthy period of time. I find that the best cure is exposure.   I try to remain aware of the complacent feeling that occurs with particular routines. When I recognize complacency in me, I do something to fight it.   Sometimes, I change the order of my tasks, the times I take my breaks, or my regular work tempo. I may even take a course to learn something different, strengthen my skills, or expand my world.   When I see someone new, I am the first to introduce myself.   By exposing myself to new things, I avoid complacency in my life, opinions, and beliefs. I try new foods, attend new types of events, and seek new opportunities to be active.   Today, I want to try something different from my normal routine. I may go out to eat at a restaurant that serves a type of food that is complet