When I ask new clients what they would like more of in their lives almost all of them include "more fun" to the top of the list! I think that's true for all of us really. So why aren't we having more fun? See if any of these reasons look familiar to you:

1. We take ourselves much too seriously.
2. There are other, "more important" things to do.
3. We think it will cost a lot.
4. We are too tired.
5. We don't have time. (WE DON'T HAVE TIME?)
6. We'll look foolish.
7. It's too hard to plan.

The reality is these are just excuses. We all know that once we are actually HAVING fun none of these holds any weight. Also, when you are having fun you are more aligned with your inner guidance and you are operating from that solutions oriented part of your brain. It's the difference between "being" and "doing". So don't be surprised if while you are playing and having fun, solutions to some of your challenges reveal themselves to you! Pretty cool, huh?

Before you decide that you want to bring more fun into your life, you first need to figure out what fun looks like for you. I can tell you that it's not the same for everyone. Take Disney for example, for me the more twists and turns and loopdey-loops a ride had, the more fun it was. I know for some, that is the opposite of fun!

So before you set forth to bring more fun into your life answer these questions for your SELF:

1. What is YOUR definition of fun?
2. When was the last time you had fun?
3. How do you know when you're having fun?
4. How do you FEEL when your having fun?
5. Who are you having fun with?

Once you're clear about what's fun for you start making plans to include some in your life.

So are you ready? Below I have gathered a list of 10 easy, low to no cost ideas to have fun before the end of the summer.

I hope you enjoy . . . and HAVE FUN!

Top 10 Ways to Have Fun This Month

1. Go to a theme park ~As I stood in line at Disney for the Aerosmith Rock-n-Roller Coaster, in the 95 degree heat, for an hour, I thought to myself, "I must be nuts to do this!" I looked around at the hundreds of other people in line with me, recalled the fun I had riding this roller coaster the last time I was in Disney and re-thought "Nope, this is totally worth it!" If you are a thrill seeker a theme park is the way to go to have a lot of fun. There are rides for everyone and some even have water parks to cool you off on these humid summer days.

2. Go to the Beach ~ Weather you go with kids or not, play like you are one. Bring a pail and shovel, build a sand castle and knock it down. Frolic in the water, ride the waves, boogie board, write love notes in the sand.

3. Have a neighborhood cookout ~ Have everyone bring a dish, and some water balloons or water guns. Play water balloon volleyball (use sheets to catch the balloon) or hide-n-seek with water guns.

4. Create a family treasure hunt on your bikes ~ Split up into teams and explore your neighborhood. Make the final destination your local ice cream store.

5. Play hookie ~ Need I say more?

6. Go to a Museum ~ Check your local Library, you may be able to get free tickets!

7. Run through your garden sprinkler

8. Go to A Drive-In Movie ~ Believe it or not there are still some drive-in theatres around. Google your area, and I bet you'll find one.

9. Take your kids to the park and PLAY WITH THEM ~ Don't just sit on the bench and watch. Go down the slide, be a monkey on the bars, swing on the swings, play hide-n-seek.

10. Create intimacy with your partner ~ Role play, I dare you!

Your Assignment

Participate in as many of these activities as you can (or create your own) before the end of the summer. MAKE it happen. Make the rest of this summer the BEST of this summer.

Author's Bio: 

Aimee Yawnick has been mentoring women to make personal growth and development a priority for over 15 years. First, in the Health and Fitness Industry, now as a Personal Life Coach. With proven tools and systems Aimee helps her clients move swiftly and smoothly from a life of just going through the motions and merely existing to being an active participant and living life to the fullest!

If you are a highly motivated and results-oriented woman who understands the value of developing your SELF, and you are ready to accelerate your personal growth in order to play a BIGGER GAME in your personal and professional life, contact Aimee now.