how to have fun...

If you want to have fun, you have to get into the right mindset and embrace every opportunity for a good time. If you're relaxed and not afraid to be a little silly, then you can have fun almost anywhere, whether you're at a party or in the middle of a work day. If you want to know how to have more fun on your own or with others, just get started with Step 1 below and you'll be on your way. However, if you want more specific advice, you can also check out the sections listed above!


Find a new hobby or passion. You may not be having as much fun as you want because you feel like you're doing the same old thing day after day. Well, finding a new hobby is a great way to spice up your routine, pick up a new skill, and provide something to look forward to on a daily basis. Finding a hobby will also force you to carve out some personal time for yourself and will make you less stressed; more open to fun.

  • Explore your artistic side. Learn how to sketch, paint, or take professional-quality photos. Photography will change the way you view the world and will make your everyday life a bit more fun.
  • Try to be a wordsmith. Write a poem, play, or short story and revel in the feeling. You don't have to be a Hemingway or Steinbeck to feel happy and fulfilled.
  • Pick up a new solo sport. Try running, swimming, or power yoga. Whatever you do, make sure you commit to doing it at least once a week so you know you can have a great time on your own.
  • Learn a new skill. Picking up a new skill is always a lot of fun, whether you learn how to knit, speak Japanese, or fix a car.


Listen to music. Conventional wisdom suggests that music helps reduce stress and kills a bad mood. Listen to music you really like when you feel stressed, then make music a part of your life, a habit.

  • Take the stress as a 'cue' which will remind you to bring music into your life.
  • Stress(cue) leads to listening to music (routine) which, in turn, creates a better mood.



Think more positively. Being a positive thinker is a great way to put a new spin on the same old thing and to, therefore, open the door to having more fun. Your whole life will brighten: daily routine, friends, and goals will be more attractive once you learn to embrace the best in every situation. So, stop obsessing over all of the little things that can go wrong and think more positively:

  • Recognize everything you're grateful for. Write down all of the things you love about your life and the people in it. This will make you feel more upbeat as you go on with your day.
  • Think of the best-case scenario instead of the worst-case scenario. Whenever you catch yourself worrying about the worst thing that can happen, fight your negative thoughts with more powerful positive thoughts.
  • Avoid nagging or whining. It's okay to complain once in a while, but if you whine about every little thing that went wrong, you'll be ruining your own fun as well as the fun of everyone around you.