Fun and play will keep the doctor away
We need to lighten up and have some creative fun.
Omg! It gets so serious in this online space. All this “you must do this hack to be successful, and only do things that moves you closer to your goal”
What happened to doing something just for fun? For no other reason than it makes you smile? Or relax?
That is in fact, the best reason to do anything 🙂
It’s relaxes us, it lowers our stress levels. And having fun makes you prettier!
Ok, so here’s some fun I want you to do:
Draw a picture with your left hand (or the opposite hand to the you usually draw with)
C’mon! It’ll take you 5 minutes.
Look around the room you’re in, pick something and draw it with your “wrong” hand and then throw it away.
Just because…… it’s good for you.
There’s freedom in getting permission to do something badly on purpose. Creativity feeds off freedom.
Fun and play and laughter is good for us. It’s good for our health. We literally become more energized when we have fun.
There are many studies done on the health benefits of laughter and fun, I won’t go into that here.
I’ll just leave you with this little story from Daniel H. Pink’s book “A Whole New Mind”:
“Laughter has aerobics benefits. It activates the cardiovascular system, increases the heart rate, and pumps more blood to internal organs.
Laugh researcher William Fry “found that it took 10 minutes of rowing on his home exercise machine to reach the heart rate produces by one minute of hearty laughter”
I ask you: what do you prefer, 10 minutes exercising or a good laugh?