Are you taking the time to have fun and do the things that bring health and joy to your life? When’s the last time you had fun?
Being actively engaged in leisure and positive activities can improve and maintain physical and mental health, promote life-long learning and reinforce our social connectedness. Research suggests that engaging in activities that bring joy and satisfaction creates positive emotions, thoughts and behaviors that lead to an increased sense of wellbeing.
Studies have also demonstrated that the quality of our leisure activity is important. The type and quality of play/leisure activities appear to positively impact a person’s happiness more than the amount of time spent engaging in them. Engage in leisure and positive activities that bring you joy and encourage yourself and others to explore new ones along the way.