Who stole recess? Time to take it back!


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So, what do you do for fun?

It’s amazing how many people struggle with that question. One reason is because we’ve bought into what I refer to in The Power of Having Fun as the culture of WISH: we work relentlessly, depriving ourselves of fun, in the hopes that it will be “Worth It Someday, Hopefully.”

See, the Culture of Wish has it backwards…in reality, taking meaningful breaks is essential to our success. We must make every day “Worth It Now.” This is the Culture of WIN.

If you’ve forgotten how to have fun…think back to when you were younger. What did you used to do for fun? Somewhere along the line, someone stole recess from you. You need to bring recess back to your daily schedule…in a more grown-up format.

For example, leaders at one company in California make it a priority to end work early enough each day, so they can have time to grab their boards and surf before heading home.

This “Personal Oasis” not only boosts their productivity throughout the workday, but it helps them clear their minds from their cares at work and be more relaxed when at home.

Of course, you don’t need to live by the ocean or take surfing lessons. You can choose any kind of activity that recharges your batteries. In The Power of Having Fun, I reveal studies that show you can benefit just a much from something passive, like watching a funny video.

The choice is yours. Find something meaningful to you…not what others expect of you.

So, if you don’t have an answer to the “What do you do for fun?” question, think back to what you used to do for fun, and make it a part of your daily plan.

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