Why playtime isn't just fun...it's a necessity!
One of the first questions I always ask my clients is, “What do you like to do for fun?”
Many women come to me wanting to lose weight, to improve their confidence and to start feeling better about their bodies.
Sure, diet-plans and nutritional advice can help. But they will only go so far without incorporating a deep sense of self-love and yes, play in your life.
When I ask this question to my clients, about 90% of them respond “You know, I’ve never thought about it. I have no idea what I like to do for fun.”
Somewhere along the line as we grow up, responsibilities come in, doubts creep forward, disappointments in life chip away at us bit by bit – we lose our sense of fun and play that was so integral as children.
Suddenly life feels so serious. The fun and adventure has been sucked out.
And guess what? Until we make it a priority to have fun infuse our lives again, our bodies and weight will never sustainably change.
Your body and spirit is longing for nourishment and fulfillment. That comes from food, water, breathing, emotions and playfulness.
We all have a unique spirit. Therefore what is going to be fun for one person isn’t necessarily what’s fun for someone else.
For example, my fiancé feels a sense of play and adventure when he’s doing something incredibly active. He loves riding motorcycles, heli-skiing and surfing. Basically, dangerous stuff
But that is who he is. That is what fills him up and makes him feel the most alive.
Me, on the other hand, while I do have an adventurous side, my spirit longs for nourishment and grounding. Taking a long bubble bath, hiking with the dogs, dancing, cooking with French music in the background – these are the things that soothe my soul and calm my stress.
And believe me, running my own business can get stressful. Which is why I make it non-negotiable to completely unplug every Sunday and do something fun. Usually on Sunday nights I take a long hot bath and spend time pampering my body. I put on my favorite facemask, do my nails and read a great book. This is how I infuse self-love into my life.
Yesterday, I treated myself to a little Sunday funday at brunch with my girlfriends.
Here’s a picture of a delicious yogurt and granola parfait I ordered.
This has made a big difference in the quality of my life as well as my body.
When I showed my body she was worth taking care of, she took care of me right back.
I naturally shed weight, my sugar cravings decreased and my skin began to glow.
“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” -Lucia Capocchione
So I want you to spend time today writing in your journal ALL the things you can come up with that would be fun to you.
Peace and playtime,