The Coach’s Alphabet: F = Fun


Is it really worth writing or reading a column on how FUN can make our lives more… well for lack of a better word… FUN? It seems like a no-brainer. Yet, our schedules are so filled with maintaining our businesses, homes, health and families, that we can go days, weeks or sometimes months without any real sense of play or deep satisfying pleasure. But FUN is not a frivolous luxury. According to British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, integrating FUN and play in our adult lives is necessary to relieve the strain between the external “real” world, and our internal fantasy world, both of which influence our day-to-day reality.

FUN is one of the best and easiest ways to breakthrough status quo. It leads to new perspectives, refreshed attitudes, and a sense of energy and joy that ultimately attracts more energy and joy.

Here is an acrostic to help you move from theory to action.

Focus, Unique, Nostalgic

Be creative and be conscious about having FUN. And if you still feel too overwhelmed with all that is on your plate and can’t contemplate adding something new, then pick something that is already on your TO DO list and ask yourself, “How can I make it more fun?” Need some ideas… contact me at and I guarantee we will find ways to FUNify your life!

~ Stacey, aka- theCoach4you!