Have you had your Daily Dose of Play?

feather pic 2Play:  to engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

We are serious, passionate, dedicated people.  We want to ensure justice and solutions for the world problems.  We are high energy and doers of many things.  To fuel all this we need rest, relaxation and play.

Play creates opportunity for laughter, pleasure, joy, creativity and fun.  Play can take many forms and can be very individual.  It is engaging in something without an intentional purpose except for pleasure and enjoyment.  Play is part of balance.

So how do we be sure to include play in our daily lives?  What do we consider play for us?  What is fun and enjoyable?  Play can be blowing bubbles or creating music (instrumental or vocal).  Play can require exertion, such as climbing, running, or sports.  Play can be creative in art forms of needlework, painting, scrapbooking, or sculpting.  Play can be conversation with an imaginary friend or playing board games.

To be sure to engage in play we may need to schedule it for ourselves and honor it as a very important appointment for self.  Have moments each day, week, or month that are specifically for having fun.  We can involve others or do it on our own.

What we do is not important as long as we are having fun and enjoying ourselves – pure pleasure.  Playing is important for our health, creativity and well-being.

It is recess time.   Go out and play. 

What did you do today for play?   Share in the comments below.  Let’s connect.

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