For years, I have talked about wanting to have more fun, made plans to have more fun, and thought and wondered why it wasn’t happening as often as I would have liked.
How do I know when I am having fun? Well, there are different levels of fun, it seems, so the feeling in my body differs depending on the level of fun.
Fun at Intensity Level 1 is reading a book I enjoy.
Fun at Intensity Level 3 is playing a game of double solitaire with my daughter.
Fun at Intensity Level 5 is playing strip chess with a sexy man.
Fun at Intensity Level 8 is painting at art battle with lots of people watching, and dancing while I’m at it.
Fun at Intensity Level 10 is best left to your imagination (and my bedroom), but trust me, it’s fun!
I am finding that some of the key elements to fun are meaningfulness, novelty and pushing my boundaries. Trying a new technique in my painting, learning a new recipe, getting a tattoo, hanging out with friends and having awesome, insightful and meaningful conversation, challenging myself to try something scary, like nude modelling – these things are all fun to me.