Practically every client I work with – no matter what they come to coaching for – wants to have more fun.
“What’s fun for you?” I ask.
This question is always met with the response, “I don’t know!”
So I give the assignment I’ve written about in a previous article about fun as a means to success. I invite my clients to list 50 fun things.
A friend and colleague tried to do this, but got stuck. She realized that the word ‘fun’ wasn’t right, and that the notion of ‘joy’ was better for her. She didn’t like the concept of fun as something that happened on an episodic basis, and that she wanted joy in every moment.
I love that perspective, and for me the word fun and joy are fairly interchangeable. I ask clients to write down 50 things because after the first 10 big fun items – vacation, special events, unusual activities – you’re going to have to dig deep into the mundane to find fun. And fun and joy should be found in our work, our parenting and our free time.
I did a spread in my journal of what’s fun for me now. It’s not 50 items, but when I put ‘looking at dogs’ I realized how much joy and fun this simple, easy-to-experience thing brings me.
I’m still learning how to best show my art, which is also fun. Here are the two pages from my recent fun spread:
What about you? What’s fun for you now?
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