This Week I Will Make Space to Play and Have Fun favorite_border

Yoga Girl Daily - October 28th 2019

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Intention Setting, Make It Happen Monday

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

It’s a brand-new week and we have a blank page to fill with limitless possibilities. So, let’s make sure the things we fill our life with are fun!

This week, tap into your inner child and make space for play every single day. Approach things with curiosity, not fear.

If you look for fun wherever you go, it will be sure to find you!


[00:46] Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily. Happy Monday, you guys! It's Monday, first day of the week. We have this brand new chapter ahead and you can fill it with anything you like. There's literally limitless opportunity ahead and every single Monday we sit down and we set an intention for the week, which is such an important practice to have. Today, I have something really fun in the mind for us and for me, this actually came sort of as an epiphany that I had the other day at the end of every week. So usually on Sundays at the end of the day I write out my to-do list for the coming week, so just like a big list of things that I know I have to get done and you know what's never ever on that list? Having fun. Literally having fun is never on that list ever. And I'm really serious about ticking off that list every single week.

[01:41] But how come there's never any play time on that list? There's never something that I do just for the fun of it on that list. I look at my daughter and how literally every moment of the day, the only thing on her mind is how can I have more fun right now? And I think a lot of us, we moved through life feeling really weighed down, but all the responsibilities that come along with being an adult. Of course, we have so many things to do at work and family and things. This week I want us to infuse more fun and joy and play time into our lives. So our intention this week is this: “This week, I will make space to play and have fun.” This week I will make space to play and have fun. And here's the thing about being an adult. We actually need to remind ourselves that having fun and playing should be something that we do every day.

[02:35] Life is meant to be enjoyed. We've lost touch with that inner child. And for me it's something that I can really see and recognize when I look at my daughter. She's just shining with so much joy all the time. And I want to tap into that place inside of myself because it makes life so much more fun and joyful. So this week, what are some ways that you can make sure you make space for play and fun time? Every single day. Of course, if you have kids, you know kids are a great excuse to act like a kid. You can take your kids every day and do something really fun just for the sake of having fun and make sure that you choose something that you actually enjoy. Right? So not that thing that your kids like, but that you actually feel is like a total bore, but something that you all can enjoy together.

[03:17] If you don't have kids, what are some ways you can bring out that inner child of yours right now? Perhaps there's that thing that you wanted to do for a long time, but you just never really prioritize. I know for me there is an amazing salsa class, like around the corner from where I live. I wanted to take it forever. I never do. I don't know why. I think it sounds like so much fun. I'm going to go do that this week. What is that thing that you want to do that you just haven't prioritized in a while or what are some ways that you can just let go and play and have fun this week? You can get out there in nature and move your body in a way that feels really, really good. Grab all of your friends, have a super fun night out, blow off some steam and play.

[03:59] If you have kids, you can literally make play happen at any point of the day. You don't even need anything… like with an old sheet and you can build a fort in your living room and that's play time. How can you approach your life with that same kind of curiosity, looking for fun everywhere you go. I think if we all prioritized having fun and letting go to enjoy things in our lives, all of life would feel much lighter. It would feel much easier if we focus on the things that bring us joy, like having fun, than it would just focusing on the things that we have to get done in a week. So, I want you to get creative, find different ways every day to infuse more fun and play time in your life and maybe reach out to your friends and invite them along for this intention as well.

[04:41] Perhaps you can get together with some friends or with family every day and have that designated moment where you do something super, super, super fun. Let's all make sure we can let our inner child come out to play this week and hopefully at the end of this week, look back and go, man, I had a lot of fun this week. That's our goal. So this week I will make space to play and have fun. I can't wait to find out how you are going to bring that inner child out this week. Wishing you an awesome week filled with laughter, filled with joy, filled with lots of smiles. I hope you enjoy it. Yoga Girl Daily will be back tomorrow.

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