Although I have a great sense of humor, sometimes, I take myself far too serious. I stress easily and work myself up till my anxiety is spinning. I can be too stringent about keeping a scheduled plan and get all sorts of twitchy when my routine is shaken up.
I have quite a few family commitments coming up that are shaking up my usual routine and spinning my regular weekend plans around. I get a bit stressed thinking about how I may not have time to clean the way I like, meal plan and prep, sit and read, nap and relax, blog and write and take some quiet time for myself. However, they are all joyous occasions and I need to take this opportunity to practice being OK with my routine and plans changing. I need to let go of my need to control and just allow myself to simply play and enjoy!
The truth is, I was never good at playing to begin with. Even as a kid, my playing revolved around being a fake librarian, teacher or bank teller and of course, I was always in charge. (Did anyone else ever play bank or library?) I guess I have always taken myself far too serious and it’s time to learn how to let go.
So, I threw out my meal plan for this week and have not prepped anything. I am trying to go with the flow and I even let my husband do the grocery shopping! I am going to try to have fun and just be.
I want to hear from you. How do you find ways/time to play as an adult?