How to Let Loose and Have Fun

Don't let stress keep you from having fun. Shrug off that tension and get back to living and relaxing with family and friends.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Get down to your favorite songs in the car. Don't worry about what you look like, just let the stress melt away and have fun doing it.
  • Step 2: Do something simple that makes you happy every day. You'll feel the tension melt away.
  • FACT: A 2008 study revealed the average worker in Germany works 350 fewer hours per year than the average American worker.
  • TIP: Take a moment to just sit and relax with your thoughts and clear your mind, don't look at this as wasting time.
  • Step 3: Schedule some down time either during the day or during a vacation. Sight-seeing is fine, but a vacation is no good if you return home more tired than before you left.
  • Step 4: Relax the expectations you set on yourself and other people around you -- you're all only human. Look for solutions to your problems instead of stewing on the mistakes already made.
  • TIP: Avoid trying to control every situation.
  • Step 5: Break or bend a few rules occasionally. Don't put other people's lives at risk by driving too fast, but taking the kids to an amusement park on a school day can be liberating and fun for everyone.
  • Step 6: Surrender those electronic devices that keep you bound to your work. Make it a priority to turn off the cell phone and the laptop at the end of the day or when on vacation and do things with family and friends instead.

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