The Warm Milk Journal

A nurturing place for people who can't sleep

Have you played today?

We played as kids, but as we get older how much play time do we allow ourselves? If we let it, life can be full of responsibility and routines that are not a lot of fun. Yes, we do need to make a living in some way and take care of our families, the house, the bills, etc. But we adults need to have fun too! In recent years I have committed myself to making play an important part of my life and that commitment has vastly improved the quality of my life.

Here are some suggestions for play to get you started:

  1. dance (in our living room, at a club- anywhere!)
  2. try a new fitness class (many gyms offer them as part of the gym membership)
  3. create something: draw, write, paint, model clay
  4. get silly and roll around the floor with your kid(s), pets, spouse, partner
  5. try a drama improvisational class (loads of fun exercises to do with other people that will stretch you out of your normal comfort zone).
  6. hula hoop
  7. read something just for the fun of it (like a trashy novel)
  8. cook something festive and share the meal with people you love hanging out with
  9. plan and go on an adventure of some kind
  10. play a game: scrabble, Apples to Apples, Yahtzee, Bunco, etc

April 27, 2010 - Posted by | Self-empowerment, Uncategorized | , , ,

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