Friday, 24 October 2014

One Of The Most Important Things In Life...

Can you guess what it is?

Of course there are many important things...we all need shelter, nourishment, air to breathe, connection with others etc. 

Tony Robbins often talks about the 6 basic human needs which are...
  • Significance
  • Love 
  • Certainty 
  • Variety
  • Growth
  • Contribution
In order to live a happy and fulfilled life we all need some level of each of these. Too much certainty and life becomes predictable and boring...too much uncertainty and we can feel lost, on edge and fearful. Each person has a different percentage of each need that they feel satisfied with. 

So back to my question...what is one of the most important things?...Fun!

Fun can fit within the 6 basic human needs, we can have fun that also brings us a sense of variety. Fun can also help us to grow, feel loved or even that we are contributing. It simply depends on what the activity is and how we perceive the experience. 

So often we can rush around life, wanting to 'achieve' more, 'do' more, 'earn' more...which can often come with a lot of added pressure to succeed. Sometimes we take things (and ourselves) way too seriously. 

As George Bernard Shaw said once..."We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing". Not only does it help to keep us young, flexible and full of energy, it can also make life a whole lot more interesting if we are enjoying the ride rather than whipping ourselves for not being perfect. 

So I invite you, as I have done with my clients (and also myself in the past!) to add a little fun into your weeks.

What can you do this week that is simply for no other reason, silly, fun, and entertaining? 

Below is a link to a video by the very talented Peter Sharp from Good Vibrations Barcelona, helping those commuting to work to experience the journey a little differently. Something to add a little bit of Fun to peoples day.