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A Year’s Quest – May

May is the month when we make time for play. Find your version of fun, be silly, explore novelty, and start a collection are ways to have fun this month. Set your intention and enjoy!

Published on: May 6, 2021
Topics included: fun | playfulness | silliness
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May: Make Time for Play

Find Your Version of Fun
What did you like to do when you were a kid? Think of something that you would look forward to doing, that is energizing, and memorable.

Be Silly
Look for opportunities to do the absurd and foolish. Don’t hold back. Commit to the tomfoolery. Not only will you have a good laugh, but others will be entertained.

Explore Novelty
Encountering a novel stimulus improves perception and action, increases motivation, elicits exploratory behavior, and promotes learning. So take the long way home, investigate something different, travel to a new location.

Start a Collection

Why? It gives you an incentive to seek objects in places that you would not normally go. It also gives you a reason to bond with people who share your interest.



Searching for Silly

May Goals

The left hand column represents the goals made at the beginning of the month. The right hand column represents the self report of whether or not a goal was achieved daily.

How We Did

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May Goals

  1. Go on fishing adventures on the weekends w/ Brad (fun)
  2. Help mom acclimate to new environment and put house on the market. (novel)


  1. Went fishing once. Good for the first time back after shoulder surgery. I had fun.
  2. Acclimated mom.

“Mom is taken care of. I feel good about her new place.!”

May Goals

  1. Use a silly button on desk as a stress reliever.
  2. Start golf league on Tuesdays for fun.


  1. I forgot about it! Time with family helped relieve stress.
  2. I enjoy the social aspect.

“Being around other people helps me relieve stress.”

May Goals

  1. Play along with Brad’s silliness.
  2. Start golf league on Tuesdays for fun..


  1. I tried a couple of time, but he is so strange.
  2. It’s good, but I wished I played better.

“Silly is like a foreign language to me, but I tried.”

May Goals

  1. Implement one silly activity per swim practice (MWF).
  2. Read 15 minutes per day after dinner for fun.
  3. Make a 30 day best of recipe collection table for meal planning and get rid of recipes that I don’t make or never made.


  1. When I took the time to plan a silly activity, it was well received.
  2. Yes, I have been reading quite a bit.
  3. Did that the first day.

“My silliness was contagious.?”


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