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Back in the summer of 2016 a client of mine recommended a book to me, this was one of the best things that happened during the year and I thank her for that greatly!
Not only did I read the book but I read for the first time (in at least 8 years) I actually took time out to read something non-work related. I do enjoy reading and since my days of study/qualifying I haven’t given myself the time to do this with anything other than work related and children's books! Many thanks to Vicky for this recommendation - Vicky Bailey of Delphinus tmc,
Anyway, this book taught me that as adults we do not have to give up ‘play’. We don’t have to stop this now we’re all grown up it's ok to do this as an adult and in fact this must and should continue throughout your life. Not only does it bring joy, pleasure and many other things but it can actually improve your work, productivity and creativity. This valuable time out to play can completely re-focus you.
I took the advice given in this book. I enjoyed a fantastic family holiday at October half term to Lanzarote, making sure I switched off work and had quality family fun time. I went jogging along the promenade most mornings with my headphones in while the sun was coming up, it was awesome!
In November after some encouragement from my sister I kicked up a childhood passion of mine, horse riding. This has been amazing and I can’t believe I’ve deprived myself all these years. Riding for me puts an instant smile on my face, makes me forget about time, work and those everyday pressures and refreshes me so much so that I actually think I’ve been more productive with my business development since.
So, for 2017 I urge and encourage you all to ‘play’, find what makes your face immediately light up and forget the passage of time. Take this time to bring it back to life if you’ve been like me. It will give you a different perspective and hopefully refresh you to kick start some great business development. I am determined to keep my aspects of play going no matter how ‘busy’ our lives are.
Anna's New Year’s resolution’s & goals?
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