Embracing your inner squirrel.
Several years ago, I heard Liz Gilbert on a podcast talking about her favorite New Year's Day tradition. On Jan 1, she wakes up early, goes for a walk in the woods, and the animal that she sees first is received as a symbol for her year to come.
I love this idea. And while I don't have woods to walk in, I still adopted this practice for the last couple of years.
This year, I sat in meditation on New Year's morning and when I opened my eyes, there was a little squirrel right outside of my window. I watched him for a good long while, scampering around. It looked like he was collecting acorns, but in between each one, he'd do this weird little dance that looked completely pointless but also like a LOT of fun.
2020 opened up some massive space in my business. And I decided to see what would happen if I tried filling that space with work that could also feel like play. What would happen if I created from a place of FUN?!? 🤯😳🤔🤩
For me, the results of this inquiry manifested in the creation of Our Weekly Plan - a product that has been the coolest alchemy of work & play, and probably one of my favorite things our company has ever created!
Now let's see what's possible for you!
I want to invite you to take a minute this week and ask yourself -
Where can I bring more FUN & PLAY into my life right now?
Even just a little bit.
I'm going to share a few suggestions below but I'd like you to really imagine, explore, and experiment for yourself as well! And then tell me about it! What did you find?
Resources to play with:
(Do you see what I did there? ;)
Morning Journal/Planner Prompts
What would make today feel really, ridiculously fun?
What would feel really good?
Where can I add even 10% more of this feeling into my day today?
Inspiration can come in so many surprising ways. Why not try
A new type of food
A new genre of book
A new type of music
Googling something you know nothing about (Did you know that a housefly hums in the key of F?)
Here are a few of our family's favorite games to play right now!
Mind the Gap
The Game of Things
Wits & Wagers
What are some of your favorite ways to play?