Everyone needs a little unstructured fun in their day, and Fun Day is perfect for having time dedicated to exactly that. It gives everybody the chance to unwind, relax, and get a little silly, released from the confines of orderly school and work routine to remember what life is supposed to be all about. 

In today’s high-speed world, with its constant pressure to go farther, get more done, be more productive, and climb in our career, having a little fun often goes by the wayside. The stress of this lifestyle has been shown to have a constant and growing negative effect on the overall health of people. Fun Day is a reminder to break the stressful line of day to day living, and to go out and have some Fun! 

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Shaking off this stress allows everyone to slow down and take a break. Whether it’s for a few minutes or a few hours on Fun Day, people will feel refreshed and relaxed, with more energy to carry on with the rest of their day, whether they want to engage in more Fun, or need to get back to the dull humdrum of day-to-day existence. 

By seeking out Fun, and improving your health, you’ll soon be able to take part in more exciting activities. Even if, right now, you’re only ready to tip your toes in the energy of Fun Day, the more you get involved, the more it will help people feel, and it could be that even those with the most extensive resistance to Fun Day will be running things next time around. This is what makes having fun so addictive. It’s enchanting, enamoring, and even if it feels elusive at first, it doesn’t take long to get dragged into the celebrations and feeling a little, or even a lot, better about yourself, each other, and the world around us all. 

Having Fun is a proven way to make sure you have the opportunity to have more fun later, more often. Stress has negative effects on your immune system, making it easier to get sick and making you stay sick longer. By going out and having Fun, you can reduce your stress level and help bolster your immune system. For you workaholics out there, this means by slowing down and having fun, you’ll also have more days to work in by making sure you have less sick days, and who couldn’t use that? 

Getting rid of stress will also help make a more effective, positive, and memorable first impression (for all the right reasons), especially for anyone who is starting a new job or given more responsibility. 

Knowing those first impressions can’t be redone, Fun Day also reminds us that stress has a dramatic effect on our appearance. Skin becomes more sallow, acne outbreaks more frequently, and it becomes harder and harder to get rid of those bags under your eyes if you’re stressed all the time. After all, high-stress levels lead to not sleeping as deeply or as long, with insomnia being a major side-effect of having stress, and nothing makes someone look and feel better than a good night’s rest! 

Fun also gives you a significant boost to your mood; every time you smile or laugh, you get a boost of endorphins. Endorphins are one of those chemicals the body releases that make you feel confident and satisfied with life in general. While you can get a similar effect by eating chocolate, just getting out and having a good time will boost your emotional state without increasing your waistline with it! 

Fun also helps create bonds between people in a social environment. Nothing brings people and loved ones together like having a good time. There is little in our lives that isn’t improved by having fun with a group, whether as part of a BBQ, a night out at the movies, or just getting together and kicking around a ball. If you find your life lacking in Fun, make it a priority to go out and participate in things you enjoy that aren’t all centered on work.

How to celebrate Fun Day

But how does one celebrate Fun Day on the day itself? Well, the very point of the day is to have fun. Yet, fun means different things to different people, and what someone might love to do to have may not appeal to others. 

But this, in itself, is the entire reason for Fun Day. No matter what people want to do, they can do it. Go for a walk, have a water fight, set up a neighborhood competition to find the Best of the Best. Conversely, sit at home in the back garden with friends, family, pets, and a couple of cold drinks and hot food and enjoy the day; however it suits you. 

And this, really, is the beauty of such a day. While there are still societal rules to abide by, you can’t go around acting as if it is the end of days everyone is still able to take advantage of what’s on offer, however you want to celebrate it. 

Treat the family, treat friends, or treat yourself. The world is full of fun things to do, no matter how you decide to spend your time. Fun Day is not merely about having fun, though, but also clearing your mind, feeling refreshed, and improving your health to take on the rest of the year, through vacations, meetings, deadlines, and all that boring stuff, with more vim and vigor than you knew you had. 

We all want to live longer, and who can blame us? Well, if you’re looking for a great way to extend your life and improve your health, guess what’s a proven way to do that? Get out and have some fun, and try to keep your mind in a positive attitude. Doing so can add 8 years to your life, just by making sure you keep your mind off of stressful things and getting out to have a little Fun now and then! 

Whether it’s arranged weeks or months in advance or is a spontaneous on-the-day celebration, you and your favorite people in the world can get together and enjoy something other than the doom-and-gloom of the daily news cycle. In fact, it might be worth switching your cell phones off and escaping from the world for the day, just to make your Fun Day that little more unique and free.

A life without Fun is one hardly worth living, so use Fun Day to get out and have a fantastic time. Get together with friends, get yourself to the movies, or out on the Golf Course. All of these will lead to a longer, happier life for you and those you bring with you. Fun Day may only come once a year, but don’t let it be the only day of the year you have fun on! 

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