Having fun is what Australia requires, indicates Happiness Report.
The United Nations recently released a report on World Happiness. Happiness was measured on how happy people were with their lives in the country they lived in. The findings produced results, listing countries, from the happiest to the least happy countries to live in. Australia ranked down in 9th place behind New Zealand.
While I will leave you to read this fascinating report, it appears, that Australia, once dubbed the lucky country, is not considered to be so lucky anymore by its inhabitants. Although there are serious findings that came out of the report I have decided that we need to relearn the art of having fun in our lives.
Having fun – ten ways to have more.
Having fun is what Australia needs – (without alcohol, food or other substances!)
1. Learn to laugh at yourself first. If you make a mistake, try laughing instead of beating yourself up. It produces much better results!
2. If you are in the midst of a heated argument, imagine the other person wearing a clowns outfit, naked, or speaking in a strange tone. At the very least it should diffuse the negative vibes and lighten the moment!
3. When did you last play a party game like twister, charades, Rummikub or snap? Get a few friends together and commit to having fun, playing a variety of games.
Play hide and seek!
4. If you have children go and play hide and seek with them. I bet you can’t find as many ingenious hiding places as they can! If you don’t have kids, go and borrow some!
5. Next, do something you enjoy. This will help you feel better, motivated and inspired and it may just rub off on someone else.
6. Turn the music up at home and dance around the house. Dance as if no one is watching! (If they are watching at least they will have a bit of a laugh too!) Are you having fun yet?
Turn the music up and dance!
7. Have a bad joke Friday at work. Encourage staff to bring in their worst jokes and have a prize for the ones that got the most laughs or were the most tragic jokes!
8. Go to a theme park and pledge to go on all the rides, the big scary ones and the sedate ones.
9. Take a dip in the ocean. See if you can take your bathers off and put them back on with no one watching!
10. If that doesn’t work, turn the news off! Furthermore, this is guaranteed to allow your happy cells to come out from hiding! You need to ensure your insides are having fun too instead of being bombarded with negative news 24/7.
Bhutan has a gross national happiness index, so perhaps in Australia, we could have a national “having fun index?” Maybe we could change one of our public holidays to become National Fun Day and have awards for the best fun ideas?
Bhutan has a gross national happiness index.
Perhaps we could give Denmark (currently ranked number one) a run for their money? Who knows what other good results this could have in Australia. Our ranking might increase, and better still, we would be surrounded by people all around us having fun in life! Now that would be something worth catching, wouldn’t it?
Until next time remember
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