Play Isn't Just for Children ~
Somewhere along the way to adulthood, many of us stopped playing. Most adults live with the belief that play is silly and childish. It's something we don't create time for in our lives because there's always something more practical or important to do. We believe that play isn't something we need. When in fact, everyone, regardless of age, requires time for play.
This is one of the (many) things I've learned since having children of my own. As a result, I now know that I'd been living without this vital component in my life. Witnessing their spontaneous ability to play and have fun, has helped teach me to incorporate play into my own life. Furthermore, the opportunity of learning how to play has benefited me in so many ways; including increasing my happiness and improving my health and wellbeing.
Giving yourself time (and permission) to let loose and have fun, rewards you in every area of your life.
Some Benefits of Play Include:
- helps reduce stress and depression
- provides the opportunity to relax
- releases endorphins
- enhances emotional well-being
- brings joy
- can contribute to better physical health
- increases productivity, creative thinking and imagination
- helps develop feelings of trust and intimacy with others
I love this article, The Benefits of Play for Adults from helpguide.org, which discusses the numerous benefits that play provides for adults, along with suggestions on how to incorporate play into your life.
What can you do today to incorporate more play in your life? Leave a comment and let me know. I'd love to hear from you!
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First of all, I now know that I'd been living without this vital component in my life. As well as, witnessing their spontaneous ability to play and have fun, has helped teach me to incorporate play into my own life. Furthermore, the opportunity of learning how to play has benefited me in so many ways. As a result, increasing my happiness and improving my health and wellbeing.