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How to Have More Fun, Pursue Joy and Enjoy Life With Dr. Mike Rucker

March 20, 2023

According to organizational psychologist Dr. Mike Rucker, “happiness is a state of mind, but fun is something you can do.” Many of us have put fun habits to the side as we pursue our careers, parenting, and daily to-dos. In this episode, Dr. Rucker and Diana Hill talk about how to increase activities that bring […]

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According to organizational psychologist Dr. Mike Rucker, “happiness is a state of mind, but fun is something you can do.” Many of us have put fun habits to the side as we pursue our careers, parenting, and daily to-dos. In this episode, Dr. Rucker and Diana Hill talk about how to increase activities that bring you vitality and pleasure so that you can make fun an actionable and natural habit in your daily living.

Listen and Learn:

  • How tragedy sparked Dr. Rucker’s fun quest
  • How Dr. Rucker defines fun
  • How to organize your fun habits using Dr. Rucker’s PLAY model
  • Why you should make a fun file
  • What Diana is doing for fun
  • The importance of autonomy in fun
  • Time poverty and how to build in more fun
  • Effervescence
  • Flow and fun

About Mike Rucker

Dr. Mike Rucker is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been academically published in publications like the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. His ideas about fun and health have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, Vox, Thrive Global, Mindful, mindbodygreen, and more. He currently serves as a senior leader at Active Wellness and is the author of the book The Fun Habit

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