“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your actions.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
Have you made your New Year resolutions? Many of us share the same goals for 2013. I’ll bet at least one of your priorities is on this list of top New Years Resolutions, since the same issues hold concern for many Americans. Many people have these changes in lifestyle on their list for this upcoming year.
- Loose weight
- Get a better job
- Get Fit
- Drink less alcohol
- Take a trip
- Get a better education
- Manage Stress
- Quit Smoking
- Recycle, Reuse and stop waste
- Save more money
Notice that PLAY MORE is missing from the list of American’s top New Year’s resolutions. Why is that? Because Americans tend to over eat, over extend their budgets, over drink and they spend a lot of time trying to get their lives in order and rebuilding their lives after abusing themselves. Sad, but true.
A few weeks ago, I saw a show about Spain, It is touted as one of the top countries for happy people. Why? The work day comes with a two hour lunch break and people in Spain get 30 days vacation from their jobs every year. The lifestyle in Spain provides more time to PLAY, which provides personal fulfillment in their lives! Want to learn more about Spain’s population of happy people? http://onforb.es/VbOugN
I contend that if Americans spent more time at play, some issues would take care of themselves. There would be a reduction in stress, people would spend less time over eating and drinking because they would find personal fulfillment in other ways – doing what ever it takes to make their hearts zing.
How about you? What one thing will you add to your play list in 2013? I am going to add knitting more to my list again this year. I did not succeed in fulfilling this wish last year because I spent a lot of time writing. Winter is the perfect time to pull out the yarn and knitting needles.
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