One woman told me that she had never played better tennis than when she was going through her divorce. She said that when she was frustrated or overwhelmed, she would channel all of her pent-up energy and power into her game. She described tennis as her mental health support, her exercise, and her social life. On the practical side, she also found it to be a very efficient use of her time and money. Where else could you incorporate all three important activities into only an hour and a half?
Tennis happens to be my outlet, and I have been doing it all my life. I always recognize that when my life gets hectic and tough, playing more tennis helps me cope with everything that is going on and I just feel stronger and better.
So my question to you is what is your outlet? There are so many choices and things you can explore if you don’t have an activity already in place that you are passionate about. There is Yoga, Pilates, Zumba (combines Latin and International music with a fun exercise system.) You can travel the world during a spinning class, take long walks or jogs with friends or perhaps play golf. You just need to find an activity that brings you the most benefit in the time frame that you have to work with. Remember to try and find activities that…
§you can be good at and really enjoy
§that allows you to spend time with supportive friends
§you can be outside and in the fresh air if possible
§will give you the exercise that your body needs and craves
Whatever you chose, try to spend at least a couple of times a week enjoying the activity…more often if possible.
Now go ahead and name your game!