Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tip#289: Are You Having Fun? - Bandidas

Despite the challenges and problems you face remember to focus on the bright side of life. Training yourself a little every day to have fun and feel good helps you achieve this optimistic mindset.

For the first time in years I recently indulged in the joy of Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. To my delight they were just as delicious as I remembered as a kid. The warm crispness and chocolaty textures sent my feelings soaring. And being conscious of these positive feelings at these heightened moments will make a world of difference in your life.

Becoming aware of every activity that makes you feel good trains your mind to accept more feel good energy and thoughts into your life. Over time your thought patterns alter so your mindset defaults to an optimistic point of view.


A movie that was all about good old fashion fun was the western comedy Bandidas starring Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek. The story is about 2 Mexican women who join forces in turn-of-the-century Mexico to help their people against a cruel, murderous US land baron (Dwight Yokum).

And despite that dark description this movie is full of light. There was a sense of fun that permeates the story and all the characters. In fact it looks as if all actors had a ball making this movie. For example it was fun seeing Cruz and Hayek argue about who was a better kisser by demonstrating their techniques on a man they had tied up to question.

The lightness saturating this film is a great example of that necessary fun you must have every day of your life. Keeping fun alive is the key to enjoying the ups and down of your journey.

So do your best to be conscious of activities that bring you joy. Watch a favourite movie that you've always loved. Close your eyes and enjoy the taste of a favourite childhood treat. And if you are feeling down let yourself indulge in this childhood favourite to activate your positive emotional energy.

It's fun to feel good! What will you do today to have some fun?

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
Dale Carnegie

"We've got to learn hard things in our lifetime, but it's love that gives you the strength. It's being nice to people and having a lot of fun and laughing harder than anything, hopefully every single day of your life."
Drew Barrymore

"Fun is good."
Dr. Suess

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Specialist
Your Motivational Wingman!
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009


Anonymous said...

Hi Emmanuel,

You have just brought a bit of sparkle to my day!

That was a really great, fun post. Your passion really comes through in your writing. Just reading it started to make me feel happy and by the end of it I had a silly grin on my face. That was five hours ago, and I'm still feeling in a happy, fun mood even now!

Thanks again,
Vicki, UK

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Hello Vicki,

Many thanks for recognizing my passion in writing these blog posts. It's meaningful comments like yours that makes me smile in return!

Wishing you a great day in the UK from Toronto Canada!


Head Health Nutter said...

Thanks for blogging about this movie, Emmanuel! Vicki is right, the fun just jumps out of your writing. How cool is it for a movie story to star 2 heroines in a western! Gotta see Bandidas. :)

What did I do for fun today? I went for a power walk with a friend AND enjoyed some dark chocolate. mmmm...

Hope you really enjoyed those cookies!

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Yes HHN! Loving those Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies almost everyday. In moderation of course!

Glad you did something fun like your power walk with a friend. And dark chocolate is always fun too! Though 50% cacoa for me please!


Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE Dr. Seuss! I had his books when I was a child and, have purchased almost all of his books for my daughter.