What’s Your Happy Place?

Yesterday, I had lunch with my daughter at her school. And IMMEDIATELY at the end of lunch, she kissed my forehead, said “I love you” and was GONE!!!!!

As she was rushing out the door, I remembered…they have recess after the lunch. And she was excited and wanted to experience EVERY, SINGLE moment of her play time.

In my book, Exponential Living, I write about the power of recess. Those precious moments every day that kids step away from their desks to release, relax, and rejuvenate…in the middle of their day.

For the sake of this post, I am going to call recess, their “happy place” in the middle of their school day.

Last week I was a speaker on the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise. I had an amazing time sharing the 5 Keys to Inner Peace & Increased Productivity during my sessions, as well as dancing, laughing, and having a GREAT time.

The 20 year old “Fantastic Voyage” is the Ultimate Party with a Purpose™ as the Foundation has donated over $65,000,000 to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s).

During my time on the ship, I laid on the top deck and basked in the sun and reveled in the beauty and peace of the ocean….. This was definitely my “happy place”.

In that moment, I made a commitment to myself and I am encouraging you to make the same commitment!!!

I am NOT going to wait until I am on a beach or sitting on the deck of a cruise ship to experience a HAPPY PLACE in my life.

Just like my daugher ran out that door at the end of her lunch, I am going to get excited and create my “recess” EVERY DAY.

I am going to enjoy 15 minutes of WHATEVER my Happy Place is for that day.

It may be reading a book, taking a walk outside, talking to that friend that I KNOW will make me laugh, looking out the window, taking a drive/bath/nap…. you get the point.

Watch the video and make your COMMITMENT to experience your HAPPY PLACE…EVERY DAY!!!

Sheri Riley
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Sheri Riley is a wife, mother, daughter, and entrepreneur and we all know this is not easy, but she’s discovered how to make it simple. After 20 years of creating marketing strategies for Usher, TLC, Toni Braxton, Converse, Nike, NBA, and Turner, she now serves as an Empowerment Speaker and Life Strategist. She speaks around the world, sharing her message of "Peace is the New Success®". Her award-winning book, Exponential Living® -Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are® (Penguin Random House) is the guide to integrate your personal desires into your life without detriment to your professional achievement.

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