I often get a strange look or remark when I tell people to â€śHave Funâ€ť when we are saying our goodbyes, and they are heading back to work. Their common response is â€śItâ€™s work! We are not meant to have fun thereâ€ť or Â â€śIâ€™ll tryâ€ť followed by a perfectly executed roll of the eyes.
It reminds me of when I was a child and we pretended to be â€śgrown upsâ€ť. We would all choose a role, such as a lawyer, a doctor, a bus driver, a husband and wife. Our faces quickly adapted to the role, by getting serious, focused and our voice would reflect the seriousness of the character we are playing. After 10 to 30 minutes, we would finish and our smiles would come back. We would say â€śThat was funâ€ť.
Somewhere in time, our smiles didnâ€™t come back. The game never ended and, more importantly, we forgot we were playing.Â Yes, we have our responsibilities, a family and the bills that need to be paid. Â Yet, the reason why I like to say â€śhave funâ€ť, is because even though we are at work, weâ€™re all spending time with the person that matters most in our life. Our selves. We can either enjoy what we are doing or not, regardless if it is the most mundane or stressful job we have ever experienced. But we are the ones experiencing it. Knowing that, we can ask ourselves how we want to experience that time. It is always a choice, and that is what keeps our intent strong. Falling into our automatic reactions or habits, takes us away from our intent.Â In my point of view, it is the difference between â€śI have toâ€ť and â€śI want toâ€ť. READ MORE
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