Sometimes inspiration and insight come from images, and today’s aha is a great example. When I saw this moment captured in a photo by Dan Carlson on Unsplash, my first thought was, “I need to go play.” It was a visceral, gut realization that I need a break. I’ve allowed the busy-ness of life to keep me from monkeying around, engaging my inner child and just taking a timeout for some fun.
Right now, I’m going outside to throw a ball to my dog, Oreo, who accompanied me to work. This five-minute break will be just the ticket for boosting my energy level, amping up my creativity and reducing stress. Yes, the health benefits of play are real!