When you say NO to work, Say YES to play Monday 02 April, 2012

Foxy Bingo

“Burnout is a sign that you’re taking yourself too seriously.” I think this quote is true. If you feel exhausted it’s because you ignored some signals that said you committed yourself to too much work. You knew something was wrong when your room was so messy that finding your phone became a not-so-fun treasure hunt […]

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“Burnout is a sign that you’re taking yourself too seriously.” I think this quote is true. If you feel exhausted it’s because you ignored some signals that said you committed yourself to too much work. You knew something was wrong when your room was so messy that finding your phone became a not-so-fun treasure hunt and taking an extra 15 minutes of sleep had you rushing out the door with your bra on inside out. (You don’t want to know how often both of these things happened to me last month.) Just thinking about the seriousness of work is about to give me a headache. So, this article isn’t about work; it’s about play.

Once I learned to say no to extra work, I realized I had to say yes to something else. Otherwise, I’d just feel bored or guilty with my newfound spare time. Now, I know that enjoying spare time doesn’t mean you’re lazy, it keeps you sane. Gaming online is like a mental martini break.

I have bingo-holic friends in the UK that are trying to convert me. Their pick is Foxy Bingo, yes www.foxybingo.com exists, and my girls can actually get paid for having fun! When a fox in a velour suit greets you with the chance to win a jackpot, it reminds you to take things easy.


It took me a long time to realize that just because I always have a to-do list doesn’t mean that I always need to be working on it. Sometimes what you want is what you need. I want to relax, I want to give my mind a break, I want to play. We don’t just need to-do lists, we need to-play lists.

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