Why you need a “ta-da” list

Why you need a "ta-da" list

Why you need a “ta-da” list

By Published On: September 1st, 2023

It’s that time of year again! 

September is here…the busyness, the overwhelm, the back to routine, school and maybe the office.  

And so, too, the “to-do” lists get longer and getting through them every day can seem challenging. 

It’s easy to get caught up in the convenience of life, too. 

From ordering groceries online, driving long distances or being on Zoom calls to sitting on the sidelines of your kid’s soccer practice, a whole day goes by, and exercise gets moved further down the list.   

Even if you work out, adding frequent play (movement) breaks throughout your day can keep your mental, physical and emotional health in check.  

In a May 2023 Harvard Business Review article aptly entitled To Improve Your Work Performance Get Some Exercise, “If you’re looking to up your game at work, make an effort to include more physical activity into your days. Your body will thank you, and your mind will reward you with more energy, better task focus, and improved creativity.”*

There is a simple way you can infuse play into your day without it seeming like another task.

Enter the “ta-da” list.

In my book, I share more of this concept in my interview with my friend and mentor, Lisanne Thomas.  

In our discussion around people being honest about their time and avoiding getting active, she says, “I coach people NOT to put exercise on the list. Instead, if they happen to get something done — like a 10-minute walk or taking a few flights of stairs — then put that on a Ta-Da! List. They record all of their ta-das after the fact, not beforehand.”

With the end of summer coming and routines being more rigid, here’s your chance to make your own ta-da list. Focus on building a daily play habit to improve your work and life performance.  

Play on!

Your coach and friend,

Jan xox

PS: Whenever you are ready, here are three more ways I can help you PLAY for life:

  1. Click here to grab a copy or listen to the Audible version of The Play Book: How To Get In The Habit Of Good Health
  2. Join the FREE 7-Days of Healthy Habits Course that can help you starting today.
  3. Want to work with me personally on your health while having fun? Click here to book a call.



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About the Author: Janet Omstead

To re-ignite people’s passion for play (movement) to fight chronic disease while improving their quality of life as they age.

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