Why Is Fun So Important?

During a recent Fun Workshop at my co-working space, Office Nomads, I asked "Why is it important to have fun?"

Here's what the group came up with:

  • More happiness
  • More engagement
  • Interest
  • Creates energy
  • More surprise
  • Laughter
  • Endorphins [PS: laughing is a natural endorphin]
  • Helps change perspective
  • Optimism
  • Curiosity
  • Flow state: Energy out > energy in
  • Creativity
  • More resourceful
  • Freedom
  • Exploration
  • Meaningful connections


Imagine a life -- and a job -- filled with this list.

If you could have a bit more of one of these qualities in your life, which would you choose?

What is one easy step you could take -- in thought or action -- that would add some fun, engagement, surprise, energy to your work life in the next week?

Have fun experimenting. xo