“Take your mind out every now and then and dance on it. It is getting all caked up. ” Mark Twain
As a colleague of Nan’s, I often post here when things grab my attention about today’s workplace and sometimes, life. This past week, I was fortunate to spend time at the beach with my niece and her young family. If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or so busy you are simply moving from one thing to the next without having time to think. It is time to play – Yes! I did say play!
May we all have the playfulness and elation of kids for the rest of our days, said my 25 year old son, Eric
Playing is a great way to replenish your energy, nurture your spirit and open your heart. Think of it as a well-deserved recess, a refuelingof creativity or cleansing your mind. Think of it as renewing your energy, enhancing your well-being, or getting refocused. However, you think of it, do it.
You need downtime. You need play. You need fun. You need to recharge creative juices and reboot your determination. So,whether it’s playing in the sand, hiking in the mountains, playing your favorite video game or lunch with friends make time to play.
If it makes you feel better schedule it on your calendar. Bring play, laughter and curiosity into your day. You will notice the difference at work and in your life.