I saw this on a poster last week and initially thought it was a little crass.
But the more I thought about it, the more I realised that the best fun is often planned.
And yes – taken seriously.
Of course, there are exceptions. Those times when a boring day just evolves into something amazing and you could ‘never have planned it’.
But the reason why you remember those days…
Because they are so rare.
The best way to ensure you have fun is to plan it.
This could be a little controversial.
I love to go on holiday and have several restaurants pre-booked. Often weeks before.
Mrs H enjoys just wandering and seeing where we end up.
Both work, but I can guarantee when I’ve managed to secure us a cracking table at a fab restaurant during peak time, it’s a lot more fun than queuing.
Or worse – being told ‘Sorry we’re full’.
Perhaps it’s because I enjoy looking forward to things?
And to do that you need half an idea of what you’re going to be looking forward to.
A planner who takes their fun seriously and likes to schedule their joy?
Are you with me?
Or are you happy just to see what turns up?
Let me know in the comments.
Michael ‘fun time’ Heppell