Fun is Part of a Balance Life

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” 

I love this quote by the late Carnegie Mellon professor  Randy Pausch. Not only is fun important, it’s the spark that recharges your batteries and refreshes your mind for what’s coming next. Whether it’s daily fun, weekend treks, or vacations and bucket-list adventures you plan for months, fun is an essential part of being human.

And it supports a balanced life.

All month long, I’ve been sharing strategies for creating a balanced life. They’re based on the work of human-potential experts Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl, authors of Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World.

Over 25 years ago, The OolaGuys created a formula for calming the chaos and bringing balanced to every major area of life: what they call “The 7 F’s of Oola.”

Along with fitness, finances, family, field, faith and friends . . . FUN is an area that often gets out of balance—and an area which most people ignore, especially when money is low and stress is high.

The irony, of course, is that fun actually combats the stress hormone cortisone in your body. So if you’re someone who says, Fun is for kids. Adults don’t do that . . . or if you have the commonly held belief: I’ll have fun once I retire, realize that you’re cheating yourself from one the real joys of life.

It doesn’t require a lot of money. And with some planning, you could even enjoy bucket-list adventures like meeting someone famous who inspires you . . . attending a high-level workshop related to your hobby . . . working on an archeological dig or studying art with a recognized master.

As a coach, I not only help people create a plan for achieving their goals in major life categories like fitness, finances, and field (career), but I also make sure their plan includes a whole lot of fun.

Could you use less stress, more balance, and more fun in your life? Whether your goals are financial sanity, a more fulfilling career, a loving marriage, or something else, the unique Oola Coaching Program I deliver is designed to bring about the abundance, happiness and improvement you want. You deserve an amazing life!

Be grateful, have faith, and go get your Oola Life!

MamaBear Michelle LeeAnn


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