Gail Kasper is an Author, Television Host, Certified Fitness Trainer, and Motivational Speaker
To be successful in your chosen profession or with a particular goal, you need to be tenacious, determined and committed to being a winner. You also have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work hard. Don’t forget, though, that you need to take breaks as well. You must fit a measure of fun into your personal time in order to relax, relieve stress, and distract your mind. All work and no fun is no good. By adding a healthy sprinkling of just-for-fun activities into your daily life, you give yourself a break, which just might provide the shortcut to success you’ve been searching for.
In my book Unstoppable: 6 Easy Steps To Achieve Your Goals, I devote a chapter to escaping crisis immobilization. One of the points I emphasize is the importance of balancing out each day with fun in addition to doing the practical and goal-oriented tasks. Scheduling in fun boosts your energy level, and higher levels of positive energy facilitate a successful outlook.
What you choose to do for fun is up to you. Here are ideas to get you started:
1. Invite a friend or loved one to go for a walk with you at your favorite park or nature area.
2. Read a chapter from a work of fiction you enjoy or from a motivational book.
3. Spend 15 minutes on the phone with someone who makes you laugh.
4. Sign up for a class you’ve wanted to take just for the joy of it.
5. Engage in physical activity that’s good for your body and that you find fun, such as swimming, cycling, hiking, sailing, gardening or dancing.
6. Spend half an hour on a hobby you enjoy.
7. Attend a social function that appeals to you.
8. Prepare yourself a meal that’s nutritious, delicious, and fun to make.
9. Listen to music you enjoy, such as tunes that help you relax or songs that make you get up and dance.
10. Spend quality time with a cuddly animal friend.
With my new fitness routines, I also encourage people to add a healthy workout into your daily breaks. Click here to boost your endorphin level and burn calories at the same time. Which items on this list appeal to you the most? What else can you add to the list? Be sure to personalize your list with activities you consider fun. Then, take action. Incorporate at least one fun activity into your personal time every day for a well-balanced, effective approach to success.
About Gail Kasper:
Mid-1998, Gail Kasper started her business from a small one-bedroom apartment, with no money and no clients. Today, Gail is the host of the late-night television show Raw Reality, one of the nation's leading speakers, author, Top 1% Club Mentor, advice columnist, Certified Fitness Trainer, Ms. Continental America 2008, and the creator of SAD-T™ (Systematic Attitude Development- Technique™). A former Contributing Editor to Success Magazine with the "Ask Gail" column and host of the "Ask Gail" segment on the Comcast morning show, Gail is the author of her self-help autobiography Another Day Without A Cage: My Breakthrough From Self-Imprisonment To Total Empowerment and the self-help parable Unstoppable: 6 Easy Steps To Achieve Your Goals. With national media appearances that include Inside Edition, The Today Show, FOX Business News, and Oprah and Friends, Gail has earned the ranking of an in-demand national media personality who has been the topic of discussion on Regis and Kelly. Also, the current host of the Philadelphia Visitors Channel, she has also made numerous appearances on network affiliates that include ABC, FOX, CW11, Comcast, and CBS, where she co-hosted the Emmy award- winning America's TVJobNetwork. www.gailkasper.com
This article is courtesy of the Top 1% Club and the Top 1% Club Mentor Gail Kasper. For additional information on Gail Kasper, her television appearances and speaking engagements, please visit gailkasper.com.