When we become adults we sometimes forget just how to have pure innocent fun. We get to wrapped up in being a grown up. This isn’t the kind of fun that comes from doing a specific kind of activity, it is the fun from just being. Small children have this sort of fun. It’s the sort of fun and delight when they discover something new like the fact that, if you turn a tap water comes out or the delight of a child when you play peek a boo over and over which leads to sequels of infectious laughter. Just setting up that game they have experienced before can bring giggles of delight.
How do we reconnect with this? Start by trying to reminisce on what was fun for you as a child. What made you giggle or wriggle in delight. That endless laughter that meant you couldn’t sit up straight no matter how much you tried. Spend some moments with each experience and let the feeling of fun wash over you. It is still with there you just have to call it back to experience it again.
We experience pure fun when we are fully engaged with ourselves and our world in the moment. That spontaneous delight that bubbles up when we let go long enough to let it through. That natural experience of pleasure that will radiate through our bodies. We have known how to have fun all our lives. Approach today with the knowledge that pure fun isn’t something that is given or done to you; rather, it is something that you allow yourself to experience.
Thanks to Madisyn Taylor for the inspiration for this article.