Also known as adult-play, it is essential to the work/life balance. Ever really look at the word recreation? RE-creation. Downtime is necessary to re-create yourself and recharge your life energy batteries. In these last few weeks of Summer 2017 what activity, or non-activity, is important for you?
“I took off for a weekend last month just to try to recall the whole year” - Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes by Jimmy Buffett 1977
How much of your recreation time is spent in reflection? Reflection activities include journaling, conversations with family and friends, even art projects. What went well for you? How well are you tracking to your 2017 goals? What changes have occurred that made a significant impact on your life?
How much of your recreation time is spent on inspirational pursuits? Inspiration differs for each person, some are inspired by great art (visit an art museum or performance), others prefer a spiritual experience (attend a retreat or a church service). Learning can be inspirational, through travel to exotic locales or even an online class. Spending quality time with loved ones or pets can inspire.
How much of your recreation time is spent on pure play? Stop adulting for an hour or two. Play with children, play a video game, play football with your neighbors, play dress-up with your dog. Whatever comes to mind, engage in it fully and feel tension slip away as you relax and play.
How will you re-create? Feel free to comment below. Next week DYG Coaching will not post a blog entry. We will return on August 22 with the first installment of our ‘corporate jungle series.’