Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Works-For-Me Wednesday: Playing Outside

Yesterday was a pretty stressful day for me. My back is causing me lots of pain, Baby is teething and not at all happy about it, Toddler was acting like a typical 2-year old, and other minor things. It all added up to me wanting to cry by the time I went to work.

But there was a bright spot in the day. The weather was mid-50s, warmer than it's been in a long time. So after running a few errands I decided to stop at the park and let Toddler play for a bit. It was literally a breath of fresh air. He got to run off some energy before naptime and enjoy a 1/2hr of me not being frustrated with him. Baby seemed to like watching him play, and got to swing a little for the first time. It would've been nice to stay longer if it wasn't naptime (which I also needed lol). That simple 1/2hr helped me recharge a bit and enjoy the beautiful day.

So, what works for me is to relax, get out in the fresh air, and forget about your worries, even for just a short time. Let your inner-child out to play for a bit.

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Dawn said...

You know how I feel about going to the park! I agree, it's my fave time of the week, going to the park on Fridays. How cute baby got his first swing on the swings!!

Anonymous said...

We can't survive the day without running around outside. I work at night too, so I know what it feels like to need a recharge before work.

Alexandra said...

We need this too...we get out in the backyard on the swing, and enjoy the weather whenever we can.