Yesterday I went to see the musical, “Rock of Ages”. I absolutely loved it! It was funny and the music was great. I’m not surprised I enjoyed it since I’ve re-watched the movie many times (I know it is cheesy, but I love it!), but you never know how a book, or a movie, will translate to the live stage. I graduated from high school in 1984. “Rock of Ages” was for me a nostalgic trip back to once-upon-a-time. While it was fun to visit for a couple of hours, it was great to return to 2019.
What does my seeing “Rock of Ages” have to do with empowerment or leadership? It is a reminder to make time for fun and laughter. Fun allows us to take a break from our to-do lists, deadlines, and all the things we think we “should” do. Laughing gets the dopamine in our brains to transmit and allows us to feel good, thus improving our mood. When we take the time to have fun, we tend to be more focused and productive afterwards.
We are never too busy to have fun. If we are, then it is even more important to set aside the time. Review your calendar. Do you have “fun” scheduled in it? If so, how often? Would it help to add in some more? If not, why not?
I love color coding my calendars. This way I can review my calendar at a glance and see how my time is being spent.
Be sure to get some fun scheduled this week!
P.S. Do you find that you are more focused on your tasks, deadlines, and to-do’s? Connect with me if you could use some help working on balancing your schedule. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a call with me at www.calendly.com/denisestyer. I look forward to connecting with you!