Adding a Touch of Fun to Everyday Family Life


We all want to have as much fun in our lives, but it does feel like the everyday grind is our usual experience.

We’re just going to work, taking care of business and all the other responsibilities of life, and it can feel like those pleasant moments are just few and far between. As much as we’d like it to be otherwise, birthdays and holidays and vacations just don’t occur every day. 

But then, who says life could only be fun during the obvious moments?

Why not add some touches of fun to your everyday life? It’s more than possible if you know how! In this blog, we’ll take a look at some tried and tested ways for bringing more fun into your family life. 

Happy Attitudes

Life is some of what happens to you, mostly how you respond to it.

Two people can have vastly different experiences of the same moment; it’s all about how they’re approaching it. So the first step towards having more fun in your life is to bring a happy attitude with you wherever you go.

If you have a light approach to life, then you’ll find that you have many more fun moments than if you didn’t. Of course, it’s not as if you can just switch on a happy attitude like a tap.

You have to cultivate it. Learning how to relax and enjoy the moment through practicing meditation can make you more ready to have fun.

Music in the Air

What is life without music? It’s not worth thinking about.

At any moment, it can help elevate the mood, providing the right song is playing. If you’re looking to inject some fun into your household, then look at playing some happy songs. There are plenty of life-affirming tunes out there that can help to put the entire family in a good mood.

If you’re not sure what to play, then look at happy playlists on Spotify, or, if in doubt, just throw on some Bob Marley — his uplifting songs always raise the mood

Mix Things Up

If things are beginning to feel a little too same-y, then it’s worthwhile taking a look at your routine.

If you’re just doing the same thing every single day, then, of course, things won’t feel as fun as they could be. That’ll be the case even if you’re going about life with a happy attitude! It’s easy enough to mix things up. Most of it just comes from being aware.

If you know that you’re spending your time in uninteresting ways, then make a conscious effort to do something different.

Even an impromptu trip to the outdoors can inspire a feeling of excitement and joy. It’s all about breaking out of the norm and trying something new.

Around Town

Of course, as we mentioned earlier, one of the biggest obstacles to having fun is that you have so many responsibilities in life.

You still have to go to the shops and take the kids to school and so on.

But let’s think about this: is there a way to make these journeys more fun? Sure there is. It’s all about the journey. The next time you and the kids have to be somewhere, why not travel via roller blades rather than in the car?

Invest in the best roller skates for kids and for yourself, and you’ll be able to travel in style. We usually automatically get into the car and buckle up, but this isn’t all that exciting.

If you don’t want to try roller blades, then you could consider getting bikes for your family. 

Rainy Day Ideas

You might know how to have fun when the sun is shining, but what about when it’s rainy?

As we’ve learned from the lockdown, our homes aren’t always as fun as they could be — indeed, it’s quite easy to get bored when you’re just sitting around the house.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

It’s all about putting the right things in your home. If you’ve got classic family board games, then you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy many fun days and evenings together. It’s also worthwhile investing in some arts and crafts supplies: it can be deeply pleasurable to spend some time creating something new for your home with your kids.

What’s Coming To Town?

One of the best things about living in the modern world is that there are just so many things to do.

So when you’re not feeling inspired when it comes to bringing fun into the family, you can look at what’s going on around town.

No matter where you live, you’ll find that there are plenty of things to do around town. It could be that there are free family events, or that there’s a new entertainment center that’s just opened (anyone for a game of bowling?).

The next time you’re just sitting around hit up Google, and find out what’s going on in your city. 

In the Yard

Most of us spend the bulk of our energy focusing on the inside of the home.

But there is a whole other part of your property that can deliver fun: your yard! When the sun is shining, you’ll find that it’s easy enough to have a fun time with your loved ones, providing you’ve taken some steps to prepare the space first. If you have a patio, yard furniture, BBQ, and paddle pool, then you’ll be onto a winner.

You may also want to consider adding a fire pit and outdoor cinema to your yard, too; they’ll really crank up your home’s fun credentials.

Celebrate The Small Things

Finally, you can bring more fun into your world by making the most of all the small joys that life can throw your way.

It’s not all about birthdays and Christmas. There are things to enjoy about every day, even if it’s just that everyone is safe and in a good mood. Celebrate these times, and fun will never be far away. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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