8 Things I do for Fun

List five things you do for fun.

This was the daily prompt from WordPress and I’ve decided to go with it.

I am a fan of having fun. I think putting a pause on our adult responsibilities to be playful is good for our spirits.

Also at play here is that my birthday is coming up very soon and I’m excited to celebrate it with my family. My brain is in party mode!

I’m going to share not just 5, but 8 things that I do for fun. Because 8 is my lucky number, folks.

What do you like to do for fun?

Fun for me is:

  • Playing group board games like “Ransom Notes”, “Apples to Apples”, or “Scrabble” with family and/or friends. This is a guaranteed way to share laughs together. I love the feeling of relaxation in my whole body after some good old fashioned belly laughs.
  • Dance. Sometimes alone in my kitchen. Sometimes with my grandson when he challenges me to “dance-offs”. The more spontaneous the dancing is, the better. That’s where the joy is.
  • Creating music playlists. My method is to think of a mood I want to create or a genre I want to re-visit, then search online for songs under that category. While this is a more introverted way to have fun, often the end result is that I get to share these playlists with the special people in my life.
  • Thrift store shopping. It’s a surprising treasure hunt every time and freeing as well, as it’s guilt-free. I don’t come out of a thrift store with my purchases feeling bad about spending money, because I never spend that much. Even better, the money I spend often goes toward a cause that supports and lifts others up.
  • This. Blogging. Interacting with all of you in the comments.
  • Decorating my house. Using home decor I kept from our previous house in new ways. Finding just the right spot to put that cool piece of pottery I found at a thrift store. It’s a simple and creative activity that just tickles me.
  • Photography. Now, I don’t claim or even aim to be a professional photog necessarily. It’s just fun for me to capture shots in the day to day with my cell phone.
Karl the cat, when he came to visit last week
  • Spending time on the water. Trolling for fish in a boat while the sun warms my skin. Looking forward to doing this on our pontoon (the one we plan to buy in the next few months) this summer!

25 thoughts on “8 Things I do for Fun”

  1. “I am a fan of having fun. I think putting a pause on our adult responsibilities to be playful is good for our spirits.” Love this quote! Now I will have Sheryl Crow singing in my head . . .all I want to do is have some fun!

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  2. 1. Skiing in the Canadian Rockies
    2. Beer and wings
    3. Doing anything with my 3 kiddos
    4. Pushing it at the gym…. by myself
    5. Anything music
    6. Camping with my brothers
    7. Eating out at amazing new restaurants
    8. Traveling to New worlds

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your list! This is what I love about blogging, connecting with others. What “new worlds” do you like to travel to? Curious!

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  3. Looks like I may have forgotten the fun things I used to do.

    Now, everything I do seems to lead back to what I call “work”. I guess I find working at aiming to achieve my goals fun.

    I find spending time with my family and helping them with the things they do, fulfilling. I enjoy it.

    Fun: That’s a lot to think about πŸ˜€

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