A Weekend of “Good Life” Lessons
Happy Monday! I'm just back from a really cool experience and I want to tell you about it. I went to summer camp for adults! It was great for a number of reasons. 1) I had never been to summer camp before. I felt like I missed out when I was a kid. 2) I was surrounded by friendly people who were all there to learn and grow. 3) The presenters taught some great lessons about life and work and how to strike a good balance between the two.
The weekend getaway was called Camp GLP which stands for the Good Life Project. I remember seeing a video ad for it on Facebook months ago. People were happy and excited and interested in what they were learning. I saw a lot of hugs and dancing and it looked like something I'd like to be a part of. That video led me to check out the Good Life Project Podcast which has become my favorite podcast to listen to. Jonathan Fields interviews inspirational guests such as Brene Brown, Tim Ferris, and Elizabeth Gilbert. The conversations make me think things and feel things that help me live my best life.
At camp I got clear on some of the areas I still need to work on. I'm going to get back to my morning routine of exercising and then meditating. I feel much better when I do those things but lost momentum when I got that pesky Lyme Disease. I'm also going to build more time for fun into my day. I'm not yet sure what that's going to look like but I do know I need it, especially since I have been sick for much of this year (January Flu, May Laryngitis and Summer Tick-Borne Illnesses.) I'm probably going to give up some TV time and Facebook time in order to do something that REALLY makes me smile each day. (One of the speakers challenged us to NOT start our mornings by checking our social media feed first thing. If the news upsets us and our friends' posts make us feel sad or envious, why do we begin our days this way?) That was one of many good questions that were asked at camp.
This was actually the final year of Camp GLP so I'm sad I won't be able to go again. But the podcast is going strong so I encourage you to check it out if you're looking for some inspiration. It can support you in your efforts to live YOUR best life in Ocean County!
Have you ever listened to the Good Life Project Podcast? What have been some of your favorite episodes or take-aways?