Every year for the past 10 years I have participated in an annual event called Sports Day, in which a group of middle aged men get together for a day of sporting activities. The tradition typically involves: 9 holes of golf, at least one other event , followed by an outing to a baseball game.
This year the activities began as usual with 9 holes of golf. We then participated in an outdoor activity called Go Ape, a tree-top adventure containing an outdoor zip-line ropes activity course. We then ventured indoors to see the new movie ‘The Dictator’ and ended the day at the Nationals Ballpark. The only downside to the day was seeing the Nationals lose to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
People have different strategies for rejuvenating and, as an extrovert, being around people I enjoy and respect always does the trick. This annual event is a day I try to keep sacred because is a great opportunity to be with guys I really like, do something fun and be outdoors, all of which should be done as often possible. It does leave me wondering:
What do you do for fun?
What do you do to re-energize and/or connect with others?
Just a Few Things I Love About Sports Day
- Being Outdoors: A breath of fresh air to revitalize and re-energize.
- Being with People I Enjoy: Enjoyment is multiplied when it is shared.
- Laughing: A joyous activity that prolongs life and makes each day more entertaining.
- Engaging in Intimate Conversation: Little compares to having friends with whom you are completely comfortable.
- Exercising: A healthy body aids a healthy mind.
- Creating Memories: It is the memories of great experiences that we get to look back on with fondness as we grow older.
- Investing in Myself: Creating a healthy work-life balance and embracing a day away from the office is a worthwhile investment.
- Doing Something Different: It just may be possible to teach old dogs new tricks.