I love stationery, and at the beginning of the new year, I can usually talk my way into buying new pens, paper, diaries, and sticky notes that I just couldn’t possibly start the new year without.
Recently, whilst on this traditional expedition, I spotted this notepad –
And knew I ‘needed’ it.
Each morning, I write my tasks on the separate notepads inside. The ‘home’ one gets filled with all the mundane chores of the household, the ‘work’ one, well that gets more than it’s fair share.
However, I noticed a few times that the ‘play’ notepad stayed empty, and then I noticed that that made me a bit sad. And then I realised that I actually needed to write something on that ‘play’ pad each day.
It’s so easy to forget to ‘play’ as adults. It’s so easy to be so busy that we do nothing fun at all.
And it doesn’t have to be big. It can be simply to take an hour out to read, or go for a swim, or put your favourite song on loudly and dance and sing along, or play a game of cards with someone, or watch funny clips on youtube.
What the fun or play is doesn’t matter, as long as you enjoy it and it makes you smile.
So, actually, I was right when I saw that notepad, I really did ‘need’ it. It gives me a prompt every day to have fun and play, a reminder I think we all need.
Do you do something fun every day?