Just play! 🙂
We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Happier people make time for playing in their lives. Children are natural players. Unfortunately, as we age we forget how to play and most of us rarely prioritize it.
Why bother with what seems like a frivolous activity?
In the book Creating Your Best Life, Caroline Adams Miller and Dr. Michael B. Frisch describe the benefits like this:
Playing games and being spontaneous make us smile. Play goals also often involve learning new habits, making friends, getting fit, laughing, and exploring the world. Psychologists note that humor is one of the most powerful antidotes to discouragement and pessimism. Play also often puts us in a state of “flow” – where time stands still and we are completely engaged in the challenges in front of us – and it helps us…
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