Word-Of-the-Week #864: Enjoyment

February 25, 2021 by  

Enjoymentthe pleasure felt when having a good time.

How much enjoyment are you experiencing in your life? Do you feel good about your work life? How about at home? Are you able to find enjoyment in the simple pleasures of life? 

I am focused on finding some enjoyment during these crazy times and so I’m taking the liberty to rerun a past WOW. I was featured in my fellow speaker and friend Sarita’s What do you say Communiquemonthly e-newsletter. She titled it, “Are You Having FUN Yet?”

Sarita wrote,We sometimes spend lots of energy trying to fix or change negative situations that are really beyond our control.  (ie–corporate decisions, the economy) And now the coronavirus!

Instead, it would be a better use of our time to find ways to counteract the negativity by focusing on creating more of ‘what provides amusement or enjoyment’ (Webster Dictionary definition of FUN).

My colleague Susan Clarke, CFO (Chief FUN Officer) of FUN-damentals.com says it best: “Fun is riding the teeter totter on the playground of life.  There will always be ups and downs.  Hold on and enjoy the ride!”

Sarita’s 12 Tips for “Enjoying the Ride.” 

  1. Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil all the fun in your future. 
  1. Don’t try to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.  
  1. Each day do something nice for someone. 
  1. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what they’ve been through. 
  1. Develop a network of friends to support you in “enjoying the ride.” 
  1. Don’t take yourself so seriously…keep a sense of humor. 

  1. Use your “resiliency resources.”  i.e. – spend time doing your favorite activities. 
  1. Smile. Laugh. Play. 
  1. Create a list of FUN things to do, then start doing them. 
  1. Don’t take things personally. It’s usually NOT about you.
  1. Ask for what you want. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. 
  1. Remember…no one is in charge of your happiness except you. 

Copyright 2021 Sarita Maybin. All rights reserved.

This week’s focus is on enjoyment. Are you “enjoying the ride?” What pleasures do you relish?  Which of the 12 tips could you start doing to ensure a FUN ride?

Sarita’s book, “If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say? is available on Amazon.com. 

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