The Art Of Re-Parenting Part 7 Fun

Having fun might sound simple, but for so many of us the ability to relax and have fun was drilled out of us in childhood. If you grew up in an environment where you were in constant fight or flight, it was not safe to play and have fun. You were constantly waiting for the unpredictable adult to go off.

For this reason, many adults have forgotten how to have fun, or never knew how. As adults we can now practice safe fun. What is UNSAFE fun? Unsafe fun might look like drinking yourself into oblivion and going home with someone you don’t know. Unsafe fun might look like racing a friend in your new car.

Remember there are lots of way to get that adrenaline rush in a relatively SAFE way. You might take up mountain bike riding, trapeze, roller blading or surfing.

This is about spending time with yourself and getting to know what YOU enjoy. Do you love art, dancing, reading, walking or camping? Or do you prefer sports like football, golf, or cricket? Could you join a local club that does what you love?

Having fun brings our inner child to life and bring us more energy, vitality and joy in life. When we exude fun, our whole demeanour lifts, tricky things seem to affect us less and there is more juice for life.

What do you do for FUN? I’d love to hear!