Experiences, Treat Yourself

I’ve talked and blogged at length the last two weeks about finding spaces for yourself to explore what you love and what you need to learn. We need to find exciting or new ways to disconnect. Treating yourself could be just what the doctor ordered up for you. Jumping into something you’ve always wanted to do is an incredible way to learn something while at the very same time disconnect.

Last night I went to a NHL game. My enjoyment of hockey goes all the way back to my soccer days. I found hockey because of its similarity in its roots to soccer. I could spend an entire blog or cast talking about the similarities in the sports, but I won’t. Not sure which one came first, but I’m guessing it’s soccer. Either way, I went to a Hurricane’s against the Rangers last night. It was awesome! Here’s a bit of the anthem which set the whole thing up for me:

I have never experienced our anthem that way before by violin. The energy and the showmanship that went into that was electric. The violinist was incredible. I still get chills listening to it. Had I not gone to the game, I probably would have not experienced that in my lifetime again.

Then there is this incredible feeling and energy that comes with the game that I’ve always seen on TV and got a little excited about but never felt in real time. I met this incredible couple and this gentlemen that were season ticket holders (of which I happened to have bought one they posted as a resell) for the Canes that were amazing to just build community with. Everyone as I looked around had someone or some group that they were connected with. There was a very clear and healthy community of fans that were locked in with one another. It didn’t matter if they were rooting for one team or the other, they were connected. It was a fascinating time for me to observe, to study.

My point. Get out. Treating yourself is as much a practice of enjoying yourself as it is about giving you an education in something you can learn while doing it. Put yourself in a space you’ve always wanted to be in and blow your senses up with something new. It’s revitalizing. It’s rewarding. It’s something I would recommend over and over again if you’re finding yourself burned out.

I hope you can find something in your off time like I did this week. Something that really brought you back into a place that excites you about what’s always been around you. You just to need to give yourself permission to do it.

Why are you still reading this, get ouy there!!!

✌🏻 Shawn

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