Playing is Good For the Soul
We all know that playing is fun but did you know that it is also one of the best ways to boost your creativity, destress and feel more confident?
Playing always feels childish but maybe we need to think about it a bit differently. Perhaps play isn’t just something for children to fill their time, perhaps it is actually a part of the human condition and by stifling ourselves we do ourselves a big injustice.
So, if you feel that you have lost your playful side, here are a few ways that you can recapture the magic and remember how to have fun again!
Try Novelty Activities
One of the best places to start is by doing novelty activities. These can include all kinds of things and cocktail making parties and escape room adventures are the first things that spring to mind. This kind of fun gets your creativity going and gives you a real outlet to get away from your regular life. In fact, you are missing out if you don’t take the opportunity to do fancy dress at the same time!
This kind of activity is great for social events as well as playing as a family. There are all sorts of things you can do that are just fun and the longer the list you can create, the more things you can tick off! Theme parks, murder mysteries, swimming (with plenty of jumping in and inflatables) are all great ways to let loose and just have fun.
Find Ways to Inject Fun into Your Day
Of course, if you want to make a real difference, you should look out for ways to inject a bit more fun into everyday living. Some things might require a little bit of preparation such as arts and crafts, trying out a new recipe or hosting a board game night, but other things should be more spontaneous.
Singing loudly while you get dressed or dancing around the room like no-one is watching are always good for the soul as is jumping in puddles when it rains or going for a run with the dog (think Phoebe from FRIENDS). Being a bit more carefree will give your confidence a boost and give you a chance to free yourself from your inhibitions. Run wild!
Join a Sports Team
Not everyone is sporty but with the right team and the right game, everyone can have a lot of fun doing sports. You don’t have to be an athlete to do well, you just have to have an open mind and a bit of determination to do the best you can.
Whether you are on the winning or losing side, playing a game will build up your team spirits and connect you to people on a more basic level. Humans are pack animals and when we come together with the same goal, we automatically start liking each other. So sport is basically the best way to make a load of friends without any effort. It looks much more like fun now, hey?