Want to know how to really revitalize me, have me refreshed and inspired and ready to greet the world with positivity?
No, it’s not yoga (thank GOD March is finally here). Definitely not hot yoga. DEFINITELY NOT meditation.
Go to the zoo. More specifically, arrange a visit to zoo with other keepers and get to do fun stuff like feed giraffes, play with rhinos, and feed snacks to black bears.
Meeting new keepers was very helpful. But getting away from my normal elements (elephants and marine mammals) and learning about how cool giraffes and rhinos are was exactly what my spirit needed. Unfortunately I didn’t get pics of their rhino, but trust me when I say she was absolutely breathtaking and adorable!
Nature and wildlife are definitely my power elements. I cannot emphasize this enough. It’s hard to be in a bad mood when a fluffy black bear is giving you “the eyes” just before he gets his snack of romaine lettuce. And I forget all of my troubles when I’m watching a couple hippos hop in the pool for some yummy apple treats. I relaxed around a pride of lions and got pumped watching a cougar way a carcass attached to a hanging bungee. It was truly an amazing day.
I received some hopeful and positive news also. I’m trying not to count my chickens before they’ve hatched but it made me feel good that others are thinking of me and appreciate what I could potentially offer.
What kind of activities revitalize you?