When is the last time you let out your inner child?
You remember that kid, don’t you? The one who likes to get lost in an activity and forget about the seriousness of life, at least for a little while!
For parents, preparing for school is hard work. Whether you are an empty-nester now with your children off to college or finding free time while your school-age kids are in school and participating in evening activities it is time to let out your inner child!
It’s important to know WHAT floats your boat and what you consider play. What one person defines as play another person may find boring or routine. That’s not to say we cannot play as couples or friends and coworkers, but we need to ensure everyone is interested in the activity.
All work, no play makes Jack and Jill BORING!
I don’t know about you, but I need to let my hair down occasionally and play. Otherwise, all this hard work will burn me out quickly.
If you look up the definition of “play,” it is defined as an “activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children.” I think adults need to learn to tap back into that childhood play. We played like it was our job, ok, maybe it was!
Being childlike, not childish, is a way to bring enjoyment to your play. Be silly, be curious, and just enjoy the moment.
When I think of play, I think of theme parks (my absolute fave), beach, dancing, cycling, movies, and hiking just to name a few.
How do you define play?
There are many things you can do. Think back to your childhood; what were some of your favorite activities? Is there something you’d like to do again?
Google what’s in your area and see what you can come up with that you may not have thought about. Make a list of things you can do when you have some free time. If you need to feel like an adult, you can call it your “bucket list.”
Decompression gives us some needed mental space to return to our work renewed and refreshed.
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