Studies show that those who play are not only happier, but better producers at work. This is one of my success secrets. If my Fun-Meter is broken, so is my spirit.
I try to schedule at least one thing per month as a motivator to get me through the days I like the least. It might mean a two-day escape with my husband. Maybe it’s a writer’s conference, (I love to learn). Exploring a backyard haven a few miles down the road gives me an energy boost. Hiking through the woods feeds my soul. Going on a photography expedition inspires creative thinking. And this time of year, when exhaustion rolls over me like ocean waves, I sometimes give myself permission to take an entire day off from day job activities and writing, to watch old movies.
Different personalities are energized by different activities. Some gain strength in numbers of people, while a crowd depletes the soul of others. Meaningful work makes some people tick, while a day to do nothing is meaningful enough to other individuals.
Whatever renews your spirit, carve out a few minutes or hours to plan in advance. Having something to look forward to pushes us through tough days. Here’s to fun things to motivate us.
Check this list of 101 Fun Things to Do for ideas.
Anita FreshFaith @ Work
Job 33:28 (NIV)
God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.
She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.