“What do you do?”
When was the last time you were asked that question? For me it was a few days ago at a gathering where there were a lot of people I didn’t know. It seems to be the opening line for so many people upon first meeting each other….”Hi, nice to meet you, what do you do?”
In fact, this question has been the topic of conversation between me and a few close friends. Sometimes I joke that my answer to the question “What do you do?” is “Whatever I want.” That sounds a little crass, maybe downright bitchy, so I usually don’t say it.
But really, there is so much more to each person we meet than “what they do”. Agreed?
People are so multi-faceted and each of our lives contains so many aspects. We have a lot of interests and concerns that cover many different areas, from family and parenting, to health, spirituality, relationships, career, finance, health and aging.
And the area I want to bring up today is….[drumroll please]….Fun and Enjoyment.
I tend to work with a lot of people who truly love what “they do”. They have begun to “follow their bliss” (or are on that path) and really are experiencing what it means to enjoy their “work” so much that it seems like it’s “not work”.
I understand this because I love what “I do.”
However, there is still an area that I tend to skip over in my own life, and it is really important. In fact, it keeps coming up for me lately, and I know I need to listen to that inner voice.
Fun and Enjoyment. Not just having fun at what “we do”, not just enjoying our work, but actually setting aside time (be it 15 minutes or an entire week – whatever you can manage right now) to just HAVE FUN. It’s fine to add fun to everything you do. I’m talking about doing something JUST for the FUN of it. Fun being the sole intention for whatever it is you choose to do to fulfill this area of your life, Fun and Enjoyment.
So, I’m going to challenge all of my readers this week to have some fun for the sake of having fun. And I’d love to hear from you about what you did to make that fun happen. Or, comment below with what your intention is, and let that comment build in some accountability for you.
No excuses….none. Not… “I don’t have any money”…or “there is never anything fun to do in this town”….or “I can’t find anyone to have fun with.” No excuses. I’m going to make time for some extra fun this week too, and I’m not letting myself off the hook with any of those excuses either.
In fact, I think this is going to become my new “meet and greet question” the next time I’m in the situation of meeting new people. “Hi, I’m Cindie. It’s nice to meet you. So, what do you do for fun?”
And, speaking of having fun, did you know that “fun” is one of the ingredients to great chemistry in a relationship? If you want to know all 7 ingredients you can hear my free audio class here.
Okay, now go have some fun. 🙂
Love & Magic,