Are we having fun yet? Are you enjoying the combat moves to kick depression? I am. I am really enjoying writing about all the tools I use to kick depression. One of them is fun. Fun is enjoyment, amusement or light hearted pleasure. Light hearted is the key to having fun. It is not serious. But how can we have fun when we are depressed? It seems impossible. But fortunately it isn’t. Having fun can be as simple as throwing a packet of cereal into the shopping cart from the distance of a few feet. Or, like my husband did when we were going through some revolving doors, stop the door from revolving. Of course you can’t really do that when there are other people around. But you get the point.
My granddaughter loves to have fun by hiding outside the bathroom door and nearly scaring me to death. Of course, I could be all uptight and depressing about it, and say, “Stop that you nearly gave me a heart attack!” But then, that wouldn’t be having fun would it!
Having fun can be a light-hearted game of cards, or swinging on the kids playground swing when no one is looking, or even when they are! Having fun is about wanting to be light hearted. For me it begins with a thought, “I want to have fun today.” It doesn’t mean that it has to go on and on and on. But a few bits of fun here and there throughout the day, make the whole day seem like it’s been fun.
You know how to have fun, so go for it today. Make someone laugh, make someone smile. Have fun and lighten up. Life is not so serious. Seriously, it isn’t.