I'm on vacation this week, so that's a head start.
Leave it to me to make "play" a challenge to be tackled with grim determination. Guess I'll have to grit my teeth and bear it, huh?
Play activities undertaken today (with gritted teeth and grim determination):
3) Jumping rope
4) Throwing stones in the river
5) Kicking a sturdy wooden garbage can (as if it were a heavy bag)
Day 1 report: none of this felt particularly "fun" or "lighthearted," but it did get me out in the sunlight. My inner monologue ranged from "You're so f#%^ing fat and should be running instead" to "What do you think YOU'RE doing?" to "I should have fasted today" to "Why aren't I BETTER at this????"
So you see what I'm up against: a brain that thinks I'm lying to it every time I propose a positive thought.
Still. Favorite activities today were throwing rocks in the river and kicking the trash can.