Oh, the irony! Today's Mini-Happiness Project is "Be Serious About Play"...and it falls on the first day of my Ann Patchett-inspired challenge to be more serious about work. Um...hmmm. I was baffled about how to bridge this gap until I came across one of the genius ideas Gretchen shares about how she got back in touch with what she really likes to do.
First, a confession: I think Gretchen's best "finding the fun" idea is "Think about what you liked to do as a child." But my answer is "Baton twirling...and pretending to accept the Olympic Gold Metal in gymnastics (allowing the metal to be placed around my neck, singing along to as much of the national anthem as I could remember, the double-hand overhead wave to the crowd). Sadly, I won't have time for either of those today...
So the great idea for fun TODAY is to explore three magazines about things I don't often (or ever) think about. I love this. It dovetails beautifully with an article in yesterday's NY Times about keeping brain function up by learning about new things or perspectives. So I'm on it. But I need your help!
I don't have time for a jaunt to the store today (and Steve has the car). So I need magazine suggestions. Currently, I subscribe to Oprah, The New Yorker, Men's Journal, and Cooking Light (if I finally remember to send them their $15).
What should I add? Gretchen read VERY diversely: an equestrian magazine about healthy horses, another about crafts, and one about spirituality. Help me expand my horizons--What are your favorite magazines? Is there something I'm missing on, say, healthy, crafty, spiritual horses?