…let your inner child have their say on what you do for the day?
I know there’s lots to do everyday. Work, answer emails and phone calls when you get home, feed your family and pets, straighten up your house, get a little tv in there to shut out the day, water the garden, mow the grass, maybe visit a loved one in a nursing home or hospital, go grocery shopping, run to the post office, pick up the dry cleaning, make sure the kids or grand kids are doing good and know they’re loved, celebrate birthdays, anniversary’s, the list goes on and on. I’ve said it many times in these blogs that there’s just too doggone much to do everyday which is why it’s so important for us to prioritize every morning.
My memory’s slipping today so bear with me if I’ve already talked about this, but I’ve found that if I sit with my morning coffee for at least 5 minutes and journal all the things I think I should do for the day and then close my eyes and ask God to help me prioritize all the things on list, I get very clear vision on what’s important to focus on and what can wait for another day.
It’s been so helpful and I’m much less stressed when I do it that way.
Somewhere along the line, I got the idea that I had to do it all in a day and that was causing way too much stress all the way around… but one of the things that’s been fun about doing it this way is that I have more play time.
When was the last time you did something silly that had no purpose to it other than to laugh?
Today I was clearing out a bunch of those whirlybirds in my gutters and my inner child totally took over. A job I normally dread turned into something fun. Idea’s started popping into my head about the whirlybirds being dragons living in my gutters and my rake was fairies chasing them out. I totally got into it and had a blast getting those whirlybirds out of there.
When I was done, the thought dame to me that I have the ability to turn any dreaded project into something fun if I’d just let my inner child’s imagination take over and have some fun.
When you were little did your imagination create fun stories? Can you remember any of them? I remember serving my dad imaginary food on my little plastic plates and he always acted like it was better than a steak. It was so much fun making things up.
What happened to those times? Did we grow up and get too serious?
Next time you have to do something you don’t want to do, ask your inner child to create some kind of story about it and then let yourself just get into it and have fun.
We can make life on this planet fun again. We just need to use what we’ve got and give ourselves permission to be as silly as we want to be.
And the next time you have some free time on your hands, ask your inner child what they would like to do with the time. You might be surprised at their answer.
until later…………………have a really fun day.
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