Listening to a guided meditation from Deepak Chopra, he spoke about the importance of having fun, letting go, relaxing and playing – being carefree.
He said, “Renew your playful spirit, the miracles will follow. The happiest make time for these things (joy, spontaneity & fun). They allow the brain to refresh itself. They renew the spirit. Being too serious or heavy takes away from our playful, joyful self – it also keeps your spirit from expanding. No matter how old you are, you will be young at heart if you know that play renews the spirit.”
As I contemplated this, I thought perhaps I’m not playing enough.
The summer is flying by and, while I consider myself to be a playful and fun person, I have found myself behind my computer, more often than I’d prefer. I take walks in the park and get on the swings (like the kids in this pic), but not nearly enough. And, I feel there’s more I can do to nurture my spirit (and inspire my creativity).
So, this last weekend, I changed that. I went out to my dance class and then, on the spur of the moment, I got in my car and drove to a music festival to join a friend (when initially my thought was “I need to work this weekend.”). Spent the day in the Colorado sunshine, listening to tunes (those are The Subdudes in the pic), dancing and enjoying camaraderie.
Taking time for yourself, nurturing yourself, also nurtures your business. And, it can inspire you, as it did me, with ideas for your blog, your marketing, your life!
What do you do to bring out the playful side of yourself? Are you working ALL the time and forgetting about nurturing that spirit (and inner child) within? Please share your comments below because I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks and here’s to your joy and happiness – today and every day.