Friday, December 23, 2016

What are you playing at right now?

 Happy Friday! You made it through another work-week! Xmas is on Sunday and the season of joy is here.

Remember the opening of The Flinstones? The foreman looked at his watch and pulled the tail of a bird who acted as the pre-historic "quitting time whistle". Then Fred would slide gleefully down the tail of his dinosaur and jump into his car while yelling "Yabba Dabba Doo!,"(I know you want to sing the song - here, let me save you the trouble of looking it up. Click here to hear the song)

Well, if you don't live in Bedrock City and if you're like most people, "work" doesn't really end at quitting time on Friday. For a lot of people, it never really ends. We're workaholics, even in retirement we have trouble finding time and we still work, but we may not get paid.

So today, right now, two days before Xmas, I want you to think about your life for a moment. Not your job, your LIFE. Are you thinking about it? Good! Now I have two questions for you....

1. What are you working on right now?
  • Maybe you're working on becoming more forgiving and having more peace.
  • Maybe you're working on improving your health and fitness.
  • Maybe you're working on increasing your finances
  • Maybe you're working on deepening your relationships.

I want you to change "working to" to "playing at" and see what that does for your energy levels. Think about this time of year and when you were younger, we didn’t work, we played. So the question is:

2. What are you playing at right now? Do you
  • Play at becoming more forgiving and having more peace.
  • Play at improving your health and fitness.
  • Play at increasing your finances
  • Play at deepening your relationships.

What else would you like to play at?

What else would be possible in your life if you consciously embodied the energy of "play" in more of your daily activities (especially the important ones)?

Let's make a new year resolution to find out, shall we?

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