Pay Your Body Back for the seriousness of adult life by having a little fun.
Henrietta is roosting in my house!
Henrietta is a ceramic chicken who splits her time between our house and my mom’s house – because we take turns sneaking her into the other’s residence!
My mom started it! She bought Henrietta after I’d made fun of her in the store and snuck her into my house with little note reading, “Henrietta has come to roost.”
Then it was on! We’ve been hiding Henrietta for nearly 7 years now. There are rules. She has to be placed in plain sight (a rule which is very grey) and if you are caught sneaking her in, you have to take her back home.
My girls are trained to search Nana before she enters the house, and the whole family has been pressed into service. Nephews spiriting her here. We even wrapped her up as a Christmas Eve present last year.
Henrietta is a pivotal part of my Well At Work stress management program, demonstrating how to Pay Your Body Back for the seriousness of life. Being an adult isn’t much fun at times. Finding ways to have a little fun is important.
Yes, I groaned out loud when I found Henrietta – and then I laughed. Just wait, Mom, she’s coming to roost at your house soon!
So, how can you infuse a little fun into your day? Could you find a silly item – a mini garden gnome for example – and hid it in a co-worker’s drawer? Find ways to break the seriousness of the work day with a little bit of fun!
Eliz Greene works busy people to improve heart health, so they can work well, feel better, and stress less.
She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart as well as 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after wellness & stress management speaker.
If you are planning a women’s wellness program, workplace wellness program or programs for healthcare professionals check out EmbraceYourHeart.com to see if Eliz would be a good fit with your organization.