Yesterday was the Super Bowl and being involved in all the pre-game preparation (betting squares, food menu planning, game day outfit) had me thinking about the pomp and circumstance of it all.
Last year I didn’t “have a team” playing or one that I had a connection to-and lets face it, the game was not too engaging (if you can even remember). This year, my hometown team-the Patriots are in it (Mom is from Boston and I am a New Englander through and through) so I had a log in the fire so to speak.
It doesn’t take much to get me in the spirit to celebrate things or have the opportunity to get festive with an outfit choice or themed spread. I love a good theme and I love any opportunity to come together with friends and celebrate almost anything (National Pancakes Day? Stop on over for a pancake buffet in your PJs!).
So naturally when it turned out to be the Patriots vs. Falcons for this year’s Super Bowl, the hubby and I made it a point to go all out and host a full on New England themed party.
We got live lobsters and made fresh lobster rolls, asked for a family recipe to make homemade whoopie pies, and turned on the crockpot to create cozy clam chowda. Tyler made sure to get Sam Adams Boston lager (in case you were questioning our commitment to the theme).
So what does all this team spirit have to do with MSF and Motivation Monday? It actually has everything to do with health and wellness, specifically the often neglected part of health and wellness that we sometimes forget to take care of once in awhile. SPIRIT.
There is a lot of pressure living in such a fast-paced society. Both self inflicted and from outside sources. But feeding that spirit, the part of us that lets loose and just PLAYS once in awhile is just as important as what we feed our bodies.
This is what we need to focus on when we are feeling uninspired, overworked, or just tired. What part of our spirit can we invoke some passion and creativity into? What is it that will make us smile and appreciate all we have right now?
Game day was just the ticket for me this week. Seeing our friends come toting homemade treats, interesting beers to share, and sporting their most festive attire- were things that made me smile and reflect on how much I appreciate these friendships. Having a common event that brought us together to showcases our team spirit fed my spirit.
This is what I am thankful for, and this is what motivates me…something that breaks up the monotonous day to day and has us celebrate together no matter what team we’re routing for.
I hope you all are finding things to feed your spirit and motivate you to celebrate the little things and come together with each other no matter the differences we have or opinions we may not share.
What feeds your spirit? Is there something you use to motivate you through the week? I’d love to hear!