Don’t Forget To Play!

Remember when you were a kid?
When your day wasn’t hectic. 
You didn’t have to work,
 pick up kids, make dinner, 
do homework, answer emails,
do laundry, etc. 
When’s the last time you went outside and played?
Make sure you take time each day to play… even if only for 15/20 minutes. 
Let loose, act like a kid! 
Kids only get about 15-30 minutes a day for recess when they’re young, but they still burst out of the school doors, run, jump, and scream for a little bit, then go back inside and focus. Do you ever wonder why you’re dead right after lunch and don’t know how you’re going to get through those last few hours at work? It’s because you haven’t had a chance to get some energy out! You SIT for hours and read/type/write. Your body is craving movement! Your mind needs a break! So find something fun to do, even if you don’t have that much time. 
It’ll help. 
At the Summit last weekend, we had 45 minutes before we all had to get ready for our group dinner. We could have laid around and watched tv (if we’d had tvs) but instead, a huge group of us ran to the hill, grabbed tubes, and hurled ourselves downhill OVER AND OVER again until we had to go inside to get ready. 
So don’t forget to hit the reset button and have some fun now and then… 
*photo by Leighann Novotny
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Pencil It In…

So I’ve so busy lately (thankfully) that I haven’t been able to get in any chill time. But what the H?! Yes, I said H. I’m trying to lay off the F word. And the F letter. I’ve had to resort to penciling in fun time/ social time/ me time/ date time now. Yeah, I’m that person. Whatever. I feel like that’s kind of lame, but it actually helps.

The other week I blocked out time on my day planner so I could go take a yoga class and chill out/stretch. It felt great. Last night I was able to attend a friend’s birthday dinner because I moved my clients up and refused to see another one. Today I blocked out time to have lunch with girlfriends I hadn’t seen in years.
I mean what else was I going to do? Work or clean house? Pshaw.
It’s weird but it’s the only way to keep a little balance in my life. If I didn’t block out the time, I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy yoga, or see friends. Work hard, play hard. Balance, baby!
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