Each of us has many stressors in our lives. However, we delay the process of relieving the stress in our lives. This is because we forgot over time how we dealt with stress. We can learn a lot by watching how our children or other younger individuals handle their lives. They put their responsibilities aside and play first then deal with responsibility.
Take a minute to return to your childhood or you’re the days as a teenager or college years. We were invincible and carefree most of our younger days because we would have “playtime” or “fun periods”. It may have been going out and playing in the park, playing sports, going to the mall with friends, or just hanging out a local restaurant.
I highly encourage you to schedule a little play in your life today or sometime soon. I have learned over the past 4 years to do this weekly. I try to spend some family play time at least once a week through a game or movie night. I also have some “me time” where I may just read sitting by Kentucky Lake or spending time watching young kids play sports at the local park.
Find something that takes your mind off the everyday grind of life and schedule at least one hour or more “play/free” time and feel the stress leave for a while! You will find more focus, success and happiness in your life!
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Terry is a Personal Leadership and Midlife Coach for Men with Upward MC in Benton, Kentucky. He can be contacted via e-mail at Terry@upwardmc.com or by phone at 270-493-0967. His website can be found at http://www.terrypburgess.com