Friday, November 14, 2008

Loosen Up, Lighten Up!

Today is Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day (no kidding); a day to remind each other of the benefits of joy and laughter.

Answer this: What would you do if you had 2-5 minutes; 5-30 minutes; 30 minutes to half-a-day; or, more than half-a-day to do anything you wanted?

Try this activity: Give yourself two minutes—that’s all—and write down as many activities as possible that you would like to do in the time chunks above. For example, in 2-3 minutes you could play with your pet; in over half-a-day you could go to Hawaii!

See how many you can get. Go.

How many activities did you come up with? 10, 15, 20 or more?

Now, go back and look at your list. How many activities did you list that would take 30-minutes to half-a-day, or half-a-day or more?

Here’s the question: How often do you get chunks of time that large to do anything you would like? Not very often, right?

If you are looking for ways to Loosen Up and Lighten Up you have to look for those short chunks of time during your day to take mini-vacations.

What can you do with 2-5 minutes? Listen to a song, enjoy a cartoon, wash your face, take a walk, or get in touch with a friend and share a smile or a laugh.

Loosening Up and Lightening Up can put more life into your life in the difficult, stressful times of change in which we live.

Remember, no sense in taking all this seriously, you never get out alive anyway.

Have big weekend….and lighten up!

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