Our topic at Get Your Girl Back today is GROW
Incorporate Play Into Your Day!
You can’t grow by remaining what you are. You have to be open to ideas that will help you create a new way of living. So today’s focus is on fun! Life is so serious and there is always some place to go, something to do, and you will constantly struggle to put yourself on that very important “to do” list. So guess what? I’m going to help make sure you do it!
When you were a girl, I bet you knew how to have fun- from slumber parties to cruising with your friends listening to your favorite tunes, having fun wasn’t something you had to think about doing; it was something you just did! Fun was a way of living.
How much fun have you had these last few years? Could it be time to lighten up, relax your schedule, and incorporate more play into your day? Whether you live alone or are in the throes of raising a family, my challenge to you today is to grow in your ability to have fun.
In our home, fun revolves around the infamous tickle monster (Dave), Friday night dance parties (me), hitting Bush Gardens for some rollercoaster riding fun (the kids and Dave-not me!), jet skiing and tubing, jumping on the trampoline, playing Vet by bathing, blow drying, trimming and brushing our beloved stuffed animals….these are the things that happen in our home on a regular basis and it takes a conscious effort to create fun and keep it alive in our family.
Dave and I also have fun by going on regular date nights- every week it’s either on Wednesday or Sunday, and it’s been that way for ten years. Our fun includes going on long bike rides, hitting the theater, boating, visiting a pub, dancing and more.
I also like to have fun alone- this morning I got up early and went on a bike ride, listened to my favorite music, sang, dreamed, and tended to my soul- it was fun. l also love and make time to garden, hit my favorite bookstore, read and spend time with girlfriends- all fun.
Since our focus is to grow, in your ability to play more and have fun- I can’t help but wonder. When was the last time you’ve had fun?
This week, think about how you can make each day more fun- Here a few ideas to get you started:
- When driving, put your cell phone away and blast the music- if you have kids in the car, they will love it!
- Ride bikes to school with the kids or to work rather than driving.
- Go on a spontaneous date night (no dinner and a movie- be creative!).
- Take a bubble bath.
- When making dinner, light a candle and put on music that inspires you to feel playful.
- Take your pet to the dog park and play with him.
Small changes to your routine or day can make such a big difference in your life experience in how you feel and in turn respond to those around you. While life is busy and problems are real, there is no reason you can’t have fun along the way. Starting today, contemplate your routines and as you go about them, consider how you can add a spark of fun, play or adventure and experience life for what it’s meant to be: Wonderful, delicious, and intoxicatingly fun!
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Written by Traci Bild, Founder of the Get Your Girl Back movement & expert on Women’s Issues