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Blog 57: Make Your Fun List: A Guide to Daily Joy and Fulfilment

Discover the joys of motherhood with 'Make Your Fun List'—your guide to daily joy and fulfilment. Start thriving and smiling every day!
Blog 57: Make Your Fun List: A Guide to Daily Joy and Fulfilment
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Discover the joys of motherhood with 'Make Your Fun List'—your guide to daily joy and fulfilment. Start thriving and smiling every day!


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Do you ever feel like your days are filled with chores and work? Well, it's time to shake things up with something super fun—your Fun List! Introducing Make Your Fun List: A Guide to Daily Joy and Fulfilment. A Fun List is a special list of activities that make you smile, laugh, and feel super happy. Unlike regular to-do lists, which can be boring, a Fun List is all about fun! Let's discover how making and using a Fun List can make your days brighter and more enjoyable.

Why Make a Fun List?

Life is not just about doing chores, working, and moving through the motions; it's also about having a great time! Creating a Fun List helps you remember to play and enjoy every day. Doing something fun daily makes you feel more energetic and happier, and even your regular tasks seem more manageable. Let's dive into how you can create your Fun List and use it to add a splash of joy to every day!

Step 1: Brainstorm Your Fun Activities

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Grab a piece of paper and a colourful pen and start thinking about what makes you truly happy. Plus write these on your phone under note sections, so you can access them anytime! Here are some ideas to get you started:

Creating a Fun List can be a delightful way for mums to infuse joy and relaxation into their busy lives. Here are ten exciting activities to brighten your day:

 Quick Fun Activities (Under 10 Minutes)

  1. Dance Break: Blast your favourite upbeat song and dance like no one’s watching! (5 minutes)
  2. Gratitude Reflection: Jot down three things you’re grateful for today. (3 minutes)
  3. Quick Sketch: Grab a pen and paper and draw something simple, like a cartoon animal or a flower. (5 minutes)
  4. Deep Breathing Exercise: Take slow, deep breaths through your nose and out through your mouth, focusing on the sensation. (4 minutes)
  5. Funny Meme Scroll: Laugh at a few silly memes on your favourite meme account or website. (5 minutes)

 Remember, the goal is to take a short break and have fun! Choose activities that bring you joy and make you smile.

 Longer Fun Activities (Around an Hour or More)

  1. Spa Day at Home: Indulge in a bubble bath, face masks, and maybe a DIY pedicure.
  2. Creative Writing: Set a timer for 60 minutes and let your creativity flow with a short story, poem, or journal entry.
  3. Painting or Drawing: Gather your art supplies and create a masterpiece from scratch or follow a tutorial. (60-90 minutes)
  4. Cooking or Baking: Try a new recipe or experiment with a fun dessert. (60-90 minutes)
  5. Outdoor Adventure: Enjoy a walk, hike, or bike ride in a nearby park or nature reserve. You could even pack a picnic! (60-120 minutes)

Remember, the goal is to have fun and enjoy yourself! Choose activities that bring you joy and make you feel fulfilled.

 These suggestions are just the beginning—everyone's Fun List will be uniquely tailored to their tastes and schedule. Remember to include quick activities, too, because sometimes you have brief moments to yourself. Make every minute count with joyful, fulfilling experiences that fit perfectly into your day!

Start Your List Today: Don't wait for tomorrow—start thinking about what you love doing and begin your Fun List today! Write down what makes you laugh and feel relaxed. Nothing is too small or too silly!

Step 2: Make Your Fun List Visible

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Once you have your list, make it colourful and exciting. Use stickers, drawings, or anything that makes you smile. Then, put your Fun List somewhere you can see it daily, like on your bedroom wall, near your laptop or the fridge. This way, you'll never forget to have fun!

Step 3: Choose Something Fun Every Day

Every morning, look at your Fun List and choose one thing you will do that day just for fun. It could be something quick and simple or something that takes more time. The important part is to make sure you do at least one fun thing from your list every day!

How It Makes You Feel

Think about how doing something fun made you feel. Did it make your usual tasks easier? Did you smile more? Tracking your feelings can help you see just how much joy your Fun List brings into your life.

Embrace the Joy of Motherhood

I invite you to discover the pleasures of daily life that often go unnoticed amidst the hustle and bustle of motherhood. It's about transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary by recognising and relishing the small joys. The Fun List isn't about adding activities but cultivating a mindset that seeks and savours positive moments daily. It's about valuing your happiness and wellbeing because you deserve it.

Share the Fun: Tell your friends or family about your Fun List, and maybe they'll make one too. You can even share fun activities!


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“Make a bucket list and fill it with dreams that have no boundaries.” Annette White

“I’m having fun. I’m being myself. I’m doing what I love. That’s all that matters.” James Charles

“Don’t worry about the pressure or the responsibility. Just live in it, have fun and when everything seems to be going right, just stay humble and remember your family.” Roman Reigns

Take life on life’s terms- one day at a time. And have fun while you’re doing it.” Joe Perry

Questions and Reflections

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  1. What was the best part of your day and why? Reflect on how the fun activity from your Fun List added to your day.
  2. How does doing something fun affect your mood? Think about how you feel before and after your fun activity.
  3. Can fun activities make boring tasks easier? Next time you have a chore, try doing a fun activity first. See if it makes the chore easier and more enjoyable.

What You Will Gain

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By engaging with this guide, you will learn to:

  • Identify what brings you joy: Learn to recognise and appreciate what truly delights and fulfils you.
  • Integrate fun into everyday tasks: Turn mundane chores into enjoyable experiences with creative twists.
  • Prioritise your well-being: Understand that your happiness is as crucial as your family’s and find ways to nurture it.
  • Build a sustainable fun list: Develop a list that evolves with your interests and life phases, ensuring long-lasting fulfilment.
Show Us Your List: Take a picture of your Fun List and share it with us on Instagram or Facebook. Don’t forget to tag me! We'd love to see what makes you happy! I would love to share with my community!


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As we conclude Make Your Fun List: A Guide to Daily Joy and Fulfilment, remember it's more than a list—it's a shift towards embracing joy and fulfilment every day. Your Fun List is your personal treasure map to moments of happiness amid the chaos of motherhood. It transforms the ordinary into extraordinary, encouraging you to live vibrantly.

Keep your list flexible, update it as your interests evolve, and share the fun with your family, making joy a collective endeavour. Prioritise these joyful activities, demonstrating to your children the importance of cherishing life's pleasures.

Thank you for joining this journey. Here's to living a fulfilled life with happiness and memorable daily moments! Remember, ensuring you're having daily fun is the key to a happier and more fulfilled life. So, what are you waiting for? Start your Fun List now, and let the good times roll!

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With much Love

Mukti Santos  

“Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.” Coolio

Journal Prompts

Today's Fun: Write about the fun activity you chose from your Fun List today. How did it make you feel?
New Additions: Can you think of any new activities you want to add to your Fun List? Write them down and why you think they'd be fun.
Fun Reflection: At the end of the week, look back at your Fun List activities. Which one was the most fun and why?