The Easter holidays are around the corner and I’m excited for our first family vacay as a party of 5! Side note: any mums of 3 with any tips/words of advice, please share your advice with me 🙂
It’s going to be so much fun!
Trying new foods, visiting a new place as a family, seeing friends. I can’t wait to play and explore!
A few weeks ago I talked about the 5 reasons why you’ve got to go away and take a break so you can be more productive, healthier and happier.
But if you can’t get away and shake up your everyday routine by taking a trip right now, you CAN inject more fun and play into your life today.
I get that it might not be a priority for you right now…
Perhaps you have a million things to do on your to-do list or you’re tired from being up with kids or you’re simply not in the mood….
I get it.
But wouldn’t it be more enjoyable to live life with a hint of play and light heartedness?
Who wants to be the serious responsible one all the time, anyways?
Maybe…just maybe…you might see life a little differently if you’re in a happier mood…
And I’m a big believer that if you’re in a happier mood, you’re way more creative and able to come up with solutions that you didn’t see were possible before.
As Albert Einstein says:
“No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness that created it.”
Up for giving it a try?
Here are 8 easy ways to inject some fun and play into your life and career without detracting from getting your *real* work done.
#1: Have a dance party when you get ready for the day
Instead of listening to the news or a podcast when you’re getting dressed – why not get ready to a pop song? Grab your hairbrush or your *ahem* air guitar and dance like your inner 5 year old
#2: Eat your lunch outside once a week without reading, listening to music or talking to a friend
Take yourself out for a lunch date and give yourself some time and space to just “be.” AAAAHHH. There’s something about being outside and concentrating on one thing (you!) that can be fun.
#3: Call a friend that makes you laugh
I’m a firm believer that real connections are important. Rather than texting or messaging a friend – why not call them and have a good giggle?
#4: Schedule in an hour of free time (aka “free play”) a week
I’m guessing your schedule is jam packed. Take a moment to see when you can carve out an hour a week just for you. Get creative with how you can fill that hour.
Read a book, go for a massage, sign up for ballroom dancing classes. If it ain’t scheduled, it ain’t happening so start by blocking your time today. You’ll figure out the details soon enough.
#5: Visit the stationery store and spend some money on what makes your heart sing
I don’t know about you but there’s something about being in a stationary store that brings out my inner child. I love all things colour and buying a pack of coloured pens, crayons or pencils makes me feel like a kid again.
I don’t always get to draw or paint but I do use them when I plan things out and that makes the whole strategy piece of my business fun.
#6: If you have kids, nephews or nieces – play with them and get involved 100%
I get that playing with kids isn’t everyone’s jam but they can be our greatest teachers. Get 100% present when you’re interacting with a kid and see the world through their eyes. Curiosity. Wonder. Possibility. Bravado – channel their energy. It’ll leave you feeling a lot younger and way more fun!
#7: Think back to when you were a kid and that “thing” you always dreamed of getting – and get it for yourself!
You get to be a loving parent to that inner child of yours. Whether you had great parents or not. You can treat yourself now as an adult.
Why not buy yourself what you dreamed of having?
Hmmm I think I’m taking myself into buying an 80 colour Caran Dache Pencil Set….
#8: Watch a fun kids movie. I’m serious – they’re so good these days!
Every Sunday night we have a tradition of watching a movie and having dinner together as a family. Come rain or shine that’s our time to vege out and just be.
Our recent family faves are Moana, Sing and Inside Out. They’re entertaining for the kids and for us adults. They leave you feeling more positive and have a good story line – us adults have a lot to learn about kids and can always spend some time nurturing our own inner child!
There you have it…8 ways to inject a little fun and play into your life today.
I’m so curious to know what you do to tune into your intuition.
What about you?
I’d love to hear from you and know:
- Which if the above steps are you excited to try?
- What do you do to inject a little fun and play into your life so you stop taking yourself so seriously?
Leave a comment below.
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