Healthy Play

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Let’s play today. Play can improve your health, work and family relationships. Laughter is the best medicine. Joy is good for the soul.

We have responsibilities and commitments as adults. Sometimes we can lose sight of those childlike qualities and forget to create fun in our lives. Just because we are adults does not mean we have to take ourselves serious and not lighten up.

For many of us, our lives can be hectic as we focus on work and family commitments. We never seem to have time or maybe have even forgotten how to have fun and just play.

We are taught to do, do, do – and you know what doodo is… -Barbra Gilman

What would our lives be like if we could play more? I am not saying we should shirk our duties. I am suggesting we have more fun while we create what we want our lives to be like. Play can be an important source of relaxation and a great way to fuel your imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and emotional well-being.

Plan a beautiful walk in the park for your next business meeting. Play a game of volley ball or charades for team building activities. Throw a Frisbee, color with your kids, make snow angels, play a board game, are all ways to generate to fun adventures. Play naturally releases endorphins, helps us be more creative, feel challenged, relieves stress, has been shown to ward off depression and stimulates our minds.

Create an atmosphere where play is encouraged with fun being the center of your way of life. You may be surprised what is possible and what naturally flows to you when you relax and play.

 We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.– George Bernard Shaw

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