Sometimes You Just Have to Take a Little Time to P.L.A.Y.!

Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Sometimes you just have to take a little time to P.L.A.Y.

addicted to computer


I've been trying to write a post every day and so far, knock wood, I've been doing this since December.  Now for many of the super prolific bloggers here, this is just peanuts! They do it every day and have been doing so for a lot longer than a few months.

Normally I try to write late in the afternoon for the next day's post.  Up around 6, post it, then off to walk.  Doesn't always work out that way, though.  Last night I sat poised... fingers over the keyboard... ready to write.....  NOTHING.... NADA... ZIP!!!


So I decided it was time to take a break.  I have all day Saturday to think of something and besides even if I don't ... if I miss a day... the world will still turn. 

But-t-t-t- I've been so good for so long.  I really want to keep this up.  I'm still going to play today and maybe it will shake out the cobwebs  for tomorrow's post.

If you're running at a fast pace... if your plate is full ... it's Saturday... take some time to:



P- Put off the things you think you need to do!

L- Let go of the things weighing you down.

A- ActiveRain-Lite.... just for one day.  I know it's so easy to be here all day... so much to learn, so many posts to read but take the Lite version today.  We'll still be here tomorrow when you come back.

Y-Put some focus on YOU.... I'm not saying to be selfish... just do some things that make YOU happy.  That may mean spending time with the family... in the yard.... by yourself... whatever it is, just do it.

Now... go off and have a great day.   I'm outta here!


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Irene Lai-Chan
Rando Real Estate - Modesto, CA

I need an App to save 'time in a bottle' so I can do all the things I'd like to do. 

Last time I checked, PLAYing is still on my to-do list, after I'm done sending out all my insurance bills - my side job - my 'simply boring' and 'boringly simple' life that I refrain from blogging about :-)




Apr 10, 2011 06:49 AM #21
Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Kathy - Lover you Play analogy... It's so true.. we get stuck in here almost everytime I come in... Addiction is a sometimes costly thing but it's still a great place to learn and we're addicted to learning... Now off to show some houses...  See?  we can break free

Apr 10, 2011 07:12 AM #22
Jerry Morse
The Morse Company - Janesville, WI

Concise but insightful.  I need to learn to play everyday!       


Apr 10, 2011 07:19 AM #23
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Irene- well if you could develop that APP you'd make a fortune.  You should write about your "simply boring" life... you'd be surprised!

lisa and Robert- hope you try to find some time today to play... but work does have to be done!!

Jerry- come on Jerry.... start with baby steps and take a full hour!  You'll love it.

Apr 10, 2011 07:33 AM #24
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I never write blog posts on Sunday...that is a day for other things! We all need a break every now and then!

Apr 10, 2011 08:54 AM #25
Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate

Kathy - A post a day for that long, impressive and congrats on your personal achievement.  But you are right, sometimes we need a break.

Apr 10, 2011 09:23 AM #26
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Barbara-Jo-Good for you!!!! I haven't been totally away from ActiveRain since.... I don't know when.  Even if I don't comment a lot, I'm reading the posts.

Steve- There are some here who post 1, 2 or more a day.  I'm not that prolific but it's something I'm trying to do.  Hope you had a good weekend.

Apr 10, 2011 09:26 AM #27
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Kathy ~ congrats on the Feature and for your daily blogging!  I've been too busy with work and  getting settled in my home to blog much, but I do try to visit AR for a few minutes daily to "check in" and make sure I don't miss anything!!  You are right that everyone needs some time for "life" so it's OK to go awol for a day or two!  :-) 

Apr 10, 2011 10:05 AM #28
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy, a temporary lapse is not a nig deal. With the warmer weather starting to come, there will be lots of blog fodder for you.

Apr 10, 2011 10:36 AM #29
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Maureen- it's very easy to start feeling guilty for not posting or commenting but a break away is good.  I'll let you know if I ever try it!!!

Ed- just being out and engaging in life is enough to find things to write about!!!

Apr 10, 2011 10:58 AM #30
Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Group - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest

Hahaha. Great tips!  I love to P.L.A.Y!  that is what life is all about. we must enjoy it and take advantage of every opportunity. thanks for sharing!

Apr 10, 2011 11:57 AM #31
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Congrats on the feature and definitely great advice!

Apr 10, 2011 11:58 AM #32
Hillary Sheperd
Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon - Scarsdale, NY
Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY

Now those are words to live by.  Sometimes stepping away is the best thing(and most fun).

Apr 10, 2011 12:29 PM #33
Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan - Morristown, NJ
Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ

Very well written and extremely creative.  Great post.

Apr 10, 2011 01:11 PM #34
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Congrats on your FEATURE!!!!  Hope you had a GREAT day!

Apr 10, 2011 01:23 PM #35
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Kathy,

Well if anyone deserves a break it's you.  After 2 months of daily blogging in December and January I couldn't keep it up... so Congratulations for daily blogging for all these months...  Congratulations on this "FEATURE" and for all the other wonderful posts that were "FEATURES" too.  You're doing a great job my friend and really deserve some time for you!!!

Apr 10, 2011 01:58 PM #36
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Adam- Isn't it funny that as adults we have to learn to Play

Debra- thanks!! I hope you played this weekend!

Hiilary- Even if we just take a step away... grab the phone and call a good friend, take a walk around the block, or, my favorite... go to the mall... it helps.

Bob- compliments well received!!!

Kathy- thank you!  Hope you weekend was a great one and that this week will be a good one for you.

Linda-Thank you, Linda, It's become part of my "job" and honestly I love it! 




Apr 10, 2011 04:02 PM #37
Diane McDermott
Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market

Kathy, great reminder we all need to make time to P.L.A.Y. every so often, hope you had a great weekend!

Apr 11, 2011 02:15 AM #38
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Kathy, congrats on feature. Great post. I feel like sometimes there is nothing wrong with being selfish.  I had couple days off unexpectedly because my lap top died so I had to buy a new netbook and transfer data to it. I am exited because this new netbook small and light weight and can fit into my Staging Consultation purse. Almost at every consultation I feel like I would show an example of how the space  should look like and have to wait until I'll get home and send an e-mail to my client. Not anymore.

Apr 11, 2011 02:28 AM #39
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Diane- Weekend was great and started the week off with lunch with good ActiveRain friends!

Anna- Thank you so much.  It's always fun to get a new toy (your netbook) but at the same time just getting everything back in order can be stressful.  Isn't it nice to be able to have everything at your fingertips.

Apr 11, 2011 01:07 PM #40
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