The Benefits of Play

Children play as a matter of course, they are in their natural state, it is what they do. But as adults we have moved away from the whole idea of play. It is a known fact that we stop worrying when we play – we are just “in the moment, in the flow.”

Great sayings from some very wise people

Albert Einstein said, “Play is the highest form of research.”  Whilst Thomas Edison said, “I never did a day’s work in my life – it was all fun.”  Now think of all the things you used to like to do, the games you used to play and remember the ones that made you laugh.

Here are my top tips to get you started:
  1. Remember all the games and activities you enjoyed as a child and write them down
  2. Schedule in a dedicated time for play, at least twice a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each time
  3. The best way to play is outside in the fresh air, and to be physically active if you can
  4. Start small – invite a friend for a walk in the country perhaps
  5. Think simple – play catch with a ball or a frisbee
Make a Start

But whatever you do and however you start, make it a part of your regular week, put time and effort into it. It is fun to meet up with others, and if you make a commitment you won’t want to let them down. Once you start, you will want to continue. You will feel more refreshed, more ready to tackle the problems and with a fresh mind.  So, what’s stopping you?

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