Hop, Skip, Jump by Marney K. Makridakis is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to create a more meaningful life, bring creativity into their life again, and have fun in areas of their life they may have neglected for too long.
“Most of us view work and play as mutually exclusive opposites, but now you can blend them together in your new route to joy-filled success. The 75 techniques in this book will guide you to be more playful and productive as you move through three vital phases of the manifestation process: dreaming (Hop), experimenting (Skip), and taking action (Jump). Discover your Play Personality and learn how to use it to create more experiences in which work feels like play, and struggle gives way to momentum, ease, and joy.” – Hop, Skip, Jump
Hop, Skip, Jump is a fun, creative, inspiring book to get dreaming, experimenting, and start taking some action. There are 75 things to do to help with this, which is huge! If you don’t like some, don’t do them – there are plenty more for you to try and enjoy!
Hop is focused on exploring new beliefs. Skip is focused on experimenting and being more spontaneous. Jump is focused on bringing us to actions to accomplish our goals.
Marney is excellent at showing us all that we can combine work and play to become more creative and often more productive. Sometimes getting to this result isn’t easy, but with the help of fun exercises, it can be done!
One of my favorite sections is “The Sparkle Scavenger Hunt” and because I personally like to make lists, so the “Sparkle List” was a favorite example of mine that was in this book. Starting small with doing one thing for yourself with physical, mental, emotional, systemic, and mystical health can create changes in your life.
Overall, I found this to be a fun, creative, and limitless book to help push through creative or emotional blocks and create a meaningful life. I highly recommend it.
* Thank you to the publisher of Hop, Skip, Jump, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.