Do You Still Have It In You To Play?
I have travelled the world – 62 countries to be exact – many with multiple stops and if there is on thing that makes me cringe, it’s when I see a parent pushing their child out of childhood.
Seriously, what’s the point of all this additional pressure – I feel like grabbing then and saying, “I hate to break it to you but we all end up in the same place, which means we only have a limited amount of time to enjoy life and play!”
I guess the real key is to find a job or a purpose that makes you happy doing it, because then it all feels like fun!
In any case – I do my best to keep my life light and fun – BUT – I too am surrounded by serious people that want life to be about materialistic gains and serious moments.
Maybe the following article written by Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. might help a bit. Who knows, can’t hurt!
The Benefits of Play for Adults
How Play Can Improve Your Health, Work, and Family Relationships
Why Play Matters for Adults
Play is not just essential for kids; it can be an important source of relaxation and stimulation for adults as well. Playing with your romantic partner, co-workers, pets, friends, and children is a sure (and fun) way to fuel your imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and emotional well-being. And actively playing with your kids will not only improve your own mood and well-being, it will make your kids smarter, better adjusted, and less stressed.
Why should adults make time for play?
In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus so heavily on work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for pure fun. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we’ve stopped playing…
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