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Okay, so I made up a phrase – ‘doing silly’. What do I mean by it?

Spending a few minutes every day being absolutely crazy and child-like. 

I can picture some of you reading this and going……’She’s certainly lost her marbles.’ And you wouldn’t be wrong – I’m simply ‘marbless’! 🙂
Back to the serious business of being silly. If I’m all tense and tired, at some point in the day, I find, it’s because I’ve not spent any time being silly! With a mad boxer as a pet – there’s not much chance of being serious the whole day, but I do manage it, sometimes. 
I’m sure there’s some scientific research out there to back up my belief, but right now I’ll go on my experience.  Here’s what a bout of silliness does for me.
  • It makes me feel lighthearted 
  • I feel energized
  • I’m in a better frame of mind to start or continue with my tasks
  • I get in to a positive frame of mind
  • I lighten the ‘atmosphere’ around me.

How do I do silly?

  • Make up silly songs (you’ll enjoy this one – not mine of course – but José feels I should record mine too!!).
  • Do different accents
  • Talk in broken English
  • Pull funny faces
  • Prance around with Pablo.
I think when I’m being silly I’m laughing at myself and have others laugh with/ at me. What is great is I know that I’m comfortable enough with José to be silly. 

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.~ Horace

So I’m asking you:
  • How often during your otherwise busy and serious day do you stop to ‘do silly’? If you don’t, why not?
  • Do you have people in your life around who you can be silly? If you don’t, please ‘cultivate’ some……..

May you be inspired – everyday!
 

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