Wednesday, November 28, 2012

16 Ways to Master Your Derby-Life Balance
 you deserve a reward!

I've said plenty enough about recovery and rest, haven't I?

“It’s easy to forget about the “life” part. Unfortunately, this ends up making you burn out, while never giving yourself “me” time and enjoying the fruits of your labor. Reward yourself, whether it’s by taking a vacation, treating yourself to a day at the spa, or turning off your devices and reading a book. It will make you a better worker in the long run.” -Steven Le Vine, grapevine pr
So let's not be namby pamby, we're not talking about taking a night off to watch TV anymore. We're talking about booty! Treasure! Untold riches! Leaving the laundry on the floor and the dishes in the sink to lay on the couch under blankets and read Game Of Thrones for twelve hours, and the sweetie man brings you tea and cookies to dunk in the tea, and then goes for Chinese takeout so you don't have to cook dinner, and all you want is potstickers and all the white rice you can eat and that's all you eat.

Or a day at King Spa and you disable your internal spending limit of twenty dollars on any single item and you get the scrub, and you soak in tubs and get scrubbed for an hour and then change into fresh pink pajamas and take a nap in the nap room. Don't think about how you could DIY all this for free, because you know what: you don't have to do it all yourself all the time.

Are you snowballing yet? Are you fast forwarding to the gluttonous bankrupt sloth of a Jabba the Hut that you're going to turn into if you let yourself go like this? If you do this every day for a year, yeah. Were you planning on doing this every day for a year? Just the one day, right? Do you think if you let yourself go for one day, you won't be able to put yourself back together again? It's probably worth practicing, then.

I mean, this doesn't just have to do with derby. This has to do with life, and this is what derby supposedly teaches you about life: it's okay to fall down, because you can get back up. It's not a big deal to get hit, because you can take it. Some things are actually easier to do fast than slow. It's super handy to be able to change speed and direction, so don't blow off learning your stops and turns. The more you can do, the better you can play and the more fun it is. Don't be afraid, have fun. Have a lot of fun. In derby. IN LIFE.