One of my biggest pet peeves is when people take themselves too seriously. I love people that are able to let their hair down, laugh at themselves, and are open to making mistakes. I believe that having fun is essential to living a happier life and who doesn’t want to enjoy themselves more? I decided to put together a list of ideas to help you have more fun!
PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE – On a recent weekend getaway, my friends and I sat down for dinner and I was surprised to hear that one of them had put a strict no phones at the table policy. While I’m generally okay with not looking at my phone too much while with company, we’ve all been guilty of getting sucked into technology. The most amazing thing happened: we had real, meaningful conversations.
TRY SOMETHING NEW – It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, especially when you have a very busy schedule. There’s safety in routine and sticking to the tried and true because it can save you lots of decision-making energy; but every once in a while, make it a point to find something new to try whether it be a different dish at a restaurant, a new activity, a new class, etc. Luckily, there are a number of apps and websites in place these days to help you find something you probably wouldn’t think of on your own.
PLAY WITH YOUR LOOK – As a woman, I know how changing your go-to look can be terrifying, so I suggest going with temporary ones rather than permanent or long-term changes. If you always wear nude lips, try a deep plum or burgundy. If you don’t like it, wipe it off, but be open to the idea that you might love it! If you’ve always wanted to do something different with your hair like try an unexpected, bold color, without the commitment, try Garnier Color Styler. It comes in 5 different wash-out shades that fade away after a few shampoos. I got to try the product out while shooting this video with Garnier:
I wanted to also remind you all about Garnier’s #FunnestGirl campaign! Try out your own Color Styler look and post a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #FunnestGirl. Tell us why you deserve the title in the caption and you could be Garnier Color Styler’s next 72 hour spokesmodel! Your picture will be featured on their site and social media. Check out this link for more info: www.garnierusa.com/funnestgirl.
MAKE ANYTHING A GAME – This is a great way to break out of your comfort zone and also get everyone around you to have fun. This is also really helpful for getting through more tedious tasks like cleaning. Add music, create little challenges, and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. If you’re faced with a difficult personality, see if you can get them to smile.
PICK UP YOUR PHONE – Your cell phone isn’t always a bad thing, in fact, it can help you have fun and capture great moments on the fly. With the hundreds and thousands of apps available at your fingertips you can do all sorts of fun things with your friends such as have ridiculous photoshoots, film silly videos, etc.
*This post was sponsored by Garnier and Style Coalition.