When we hear the word “play” , we usually think of two things: Something kids do and “waste of time”.
Sometimes we don’t allow ourselves to play because it doesn’t accomplish anything. It doesn’t check things off the to-do list. We already have so much to do, we really can’t spare the time to just have fun. Or we stick that are fun AND get something done. The problem with that is that after awhile, they stop feeling like play and start feeling like work. A lot of people run into this when they turn their hobby into a business. Sometimes I have this problem with my art and writing, when it starts to feel more like work than play.
But play is actually a vital need for us. As in something we need to have plenty of in order to thrive.
We need to do things for fun, just because they’re fun.