So often we get caught up in striving for our goals. We think taking time to play is frivolous and wasteful. This is a misconception.
Taking time for play was a huge challenge for me. I used to spend leisure time worrying about other things I should be accomplishing with those hours.
One day I realized I was becoming very one-dimensional. All I could talk about was business. Small talk eluded me. Although I had always loved writing and art, I had strayed far from those pleasurable pursuits.
I started taking time (without guilt) to relax and play. I joined a walking group to get my exercise and socialize at the same time. I went to events that had nothing to do with networking. I joined my local museum. My enjoyment of life expanded exponentially and to my surprise, I was still able to accomplish the same amount of work!
I challenge you today to do one fun thing. Next week, do another. Continue to try new, relaxing adventures and expand your joy in life!
© 2016 Gioya McRae