Does this scenario sound anything like your life? Hard at work on an important project, eight or more hours a day in the office, next you take care of household errands, projects, dinner, and car pool for the children, and maybe end the day with an additional hour or two of work to make the next day go a little smoother. This same day repeats itself Monday through Friday and the weekends are no better as you prepare for Monday.
Fun, remember that word, when was the last time you contemplated having some? Are you aware that the week I just described could become a lot more tolerable if you added a little fun in the mix? So why don’t you take the time to enjoy yourself more? Some see fun as unworthy of their time and even trivial.
There is important work to do, right? What you may not realize is that fun is not a distraction from your successful life, but in fact can lead you to it. Laughter is therapy and will help you to manage the stress related to being a solopreneur. Remember what it feels like to laugh uncontrollably until your sides hurt? If the last time you experienced that kind of fun was when you were a kid, then it is time to make plans. And not just for the fun of it, there is actually scientific proof that laughter is good for your health and your work.
- Laughter releases endorphins – just like exercise and chocolate!
- Laughter bolsters the immune system
- Play encourages creativity and thinking on the right side of the brain
- Reduces stress and burnout
- Play improves communication skills
- Play recaptures the spontaneity of childhood
By adding, some fun into your life and allowing your brain to stretch and rest completing that next big project will be easier. I hope I have convinced you that you should add some fun into your routine. Include some laughter therapy in your life easier and cheaper than psychotherapy.