Starting the day off on the right….stroke.
You know when you have that to-do list of errands, assignments, chores and check-offs that you HAVE to get done RIGHT NOW?
Those are the best times to put all of that aside and do one very important thing first:
I call it “intended play.” Play with the intent of freeing yourself up for the tasks ahead. Then, you can go back to your to-do’s totally reinvigorated!
Intended Art Play
The Play: Going to my studio to make art
The Intended: Beginning with the affirmation that I’d like to take with e into my work:
Today I resolve to not overcomplicate anything with my thinking of “what if” or “what should” and let the “what is” be my pacifier, instantly calming me with a sweeping sense of satisfaction.
As usual, just starting with a few messy strokes. Who knows, who cares, right.
Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Be more committed to your dreams than to your fears.
Recognize joy when it arrives in the plain brown wrappings of everyday life.
A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
It is never to late to be what you might have been.
Laugh at your mistakes, it makes them shrink.
I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells -Dr. Seuss
“The weight that lays on your shoulders could be the wings that carry you home, like two long lost friends.”
Intended Play Keeps the Doctor Away (I guess?)
Once I did my art of the day, I was pumped and ready for whatever the day had ahead of me.
Although we can never be too sure…we do know we can expect a lot of detours.
How will you use “intended play” today?
It’s a great tool for navigating any detour in life, because it puts you in a great traveler’s mindset!
You can take intended play with you anywhere – just be creative! I made a smiley face in my husband’s beer – see, that counts!
Traveler’s Mindset Affirmation: I’m on the road…
We just have to keep going long enough to reach a clearing…until our path detours again. The road – although uncertain, daunting, and sometimes terrifying – can be filled with wondrous discoveries – Detourist Discoveries!
A Detourist doesn’t just take the detour, they embrace it – bumps and all – and keep traveling.
What’s to love about detours?
Detours lead to endless discoveries. What beautiful sights might you catch along the way?
So fuel up and get ready to travel…
Or REALLY fuel up – it could be a long, windy, bumpy trip!
Detours make our stories.
We might not know where our detour is headed, but the more we travel, the more we see that our detours are not really detours at all. They are the path we’ve taken – a path that’s forever imprinted in our souls and in the hearts of those our “detours” affect.
You’re on the road, Detourists! A detour is not a dead end.
What does your road look like? Comment on the #LoveMyDetour Facebook page!
Every day I’ll be asking a new question. I’d love to know what detour you’re currently riding along 🙂 Facebook.com/lovemydetour – take a roadstop and please say hello!
And many more reasons. I’m sure you can think of a few. Why do you love your detour? Share! Be sure to comment 🙂
How are you using intended play today? Three cheers for road games!