I couldn’t agree more.
And the harder you work, the more you need to play a little. Or a lot.
The more stressed you feel, the more you need to play.
The longer you have been sitting on your butt in front of your monitor, the more important it becomes to go out and play.
Sometimes play comes to you. This is certainly true when you have very young children in the house.
But at other times in your life, you have to remind yourself to play a little. It’s a perfectly natural and healthy thing to do.
Play can be something ordinary and routine, like playing catch with the kids in the back yard.
But, as you will see from the Improv Everywhere video below, play can be a little more than that. It can be both fun and generous.
Under the non-ordinary category, I have a playful thing I do from time to time. Only in the summer, when it’s warm.
Here is what happens. If there is a huge downpour of rain, preferably with a high wind as well, I have been known run down the garden waving my hands in the air and laughing. I just love being outside in heavy rain, dancing around, getting soaked, laughing and generally making a fool of myself.
The first time I did this my family probably thought it was just plain weird.
The second time they laughed. As for the neighbors, I have no idea what they think.
For me, it’s play, it’s fun, it makes me laugh, and makes me feel good for hours afterwards.
How about you? What do you do when it’s time to play?
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