I realize that the thought of adding “be more playful” to your traffic jam of a to-do list seems, well, a little cray-cray to say the least. But I truly believe that anytime we invite a wee bit more playfulness into our lives, we can significantly change the atmosphere around us for good. I am by nature an over-anxious, not-very-in-the-moment kinda gal. I worry about the future and don’t want to let go of the good stuff of the past.
But when I step out of myself, take a deep breath, re-enter the moment, and welcome the chance to PLAY a little with life, everyone in my wake is appreciative. I fully understand that we can’t just play all the time. Fully. But if we don’t look for and plan for playfulness in our everyday, it usually just doesn’t happen.
Hopefully, this simple and on-the-cheap idea will help get us all started.
You can watch a video tutorial on my YouTube page.
Originally published on January 8, 2013.