Home > Mom's Life > Mom's Corner > Making Time for Mom > Engage in Vacation Play
|

Engage in Vacation Play

One of the problems with all-or-nothing thinking is that it encourages us to associate certain activities exclusively with weekends or vacations. So, we put off enjoying activities that we could easily enjoy on a normal day. True, you can't scuba dive in your back yard or go deep-sea fishing from your office window, but there are many vacation-type activities that might relax you.

  • Read one chapter of a beach novel, or do part of a crossword puzzle.
  • Practice your putting or ask the office "pro" for a few pointers.
  • Take time out for a conversation at the coffee bar. Share a few jokes.
  • Linger over the newspaper, as if you had nowhere to go.
  • Build sand castle art without sand: a tinker toy tower or a paperclip sculpture?
  • Write a few pages in a journal, just recording whatever thoughts pop into your mind.
If you spend ten minutes a day "playing," by the end of the year you will have vacationed a total of sixty-one hours — more than one full work week!
|

A series of "quick-lifts" excerpted from Recharge in Minutes, ©2003, by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.

Buy on Amazon


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

get ready for school!

We’ve got your
shopping list,
lunch menu,
and more.

GO

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.