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Do You Have Enough High Density Fun In Your Life?

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How much real fun do you have compared to not that fun distractions? Those distractions are the reason for your lack of fun.  Learn how to get rid of them.

Do you wish you had more time to see friends devote to your hobbies, knock a thing or two off your bucket list?  Well, you would if you stayed the hell off Facebook when you should be working.

That kind of stuff is low-density fun.  It’s a little fun and it’s spread out through the day.  But it’s not the same kind of fun as hanging out with friends or playing your favorite video game. That is high-density fun, fun that is really fun and takes a few hours.

This kind of fun is so important that you should schedule it.  You have to work when you should be working of course but you should have fun when you should be having fun too.

And if you are getting rid of the dumb, low-density fun activities during your work time, you will get more done.  Then when it’s fun time, you won’t have unmet obligations in the back of your mind haunting your good time.

So close the social media tabs, close your office door, put your cell phone in your desk drawer with the notifications muted.

America has that puritanical worth ethic beat into us.  But we work hard enough.  Even if you love your work and work for yourself, a balance is important.  Few people look back at their life and think they should have spent more time working.

Dick around in a deliberate manner.

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While Netflix or gaming time are perfectly legitimate types of high density fun, aim to spend part of your fun time with actual 3D people.  And don’t check your phone every five minutes while you’re with them.

So have more fun!  Work hard play hard is a trite phrase but you should be doing both.

Show Notes

Rescue Time:  Helps you understand your habits so you can focus.

Stay Focusd:  If you have no will power, this will lock you out of your favorite time waster sites.

Candice Elliott - Senior Editor
Candice Elliott is a substantial contributor to Listen Money Matters. She has been a personal finance writer since 2013 and has written extensively on student loan debt, investing, and credit. She has successfully navigated these areas in her own life and knows how to help others do the same. Candice has answered thousands of questions from the LMM community and spent countless hours doing research for hundreds of personal finance articles. She happily calls New Orleans, Louisiana home-the most fun city in the world.

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