How To Incorporate Fun And Play Into Your Adult Life
The misconception that playing ends the moment you step into adulthood is widely misconstrued. On the contrary, adults can have fun and play and they should. Playing as an adult has plenty of benefits such as enhanced feelings of well-being, productivity, and creativity. Our lives are currently hectic leaving us to concentrate heavily on family and work commitments such that we lack the time for unadulterated fun. Play can be a source of stimulation and relaxation for adults, especially with our loved ones incorporated. Here are several ways that you can assimilate play in your life.
Set a goal to play more
Begin by establishing a goal to do more fun things. This goal could be equally as important as any other serious goal in your life career-wise or otherwise. The point of life, after all, is to accomplish your goals and enjoy yourself in the process.
What does fun mean to you?
Most adults may not remember their favourite fun activities as they could have outgrown them or not had the chance to find new things they like doing. List down everything you enjoyed doing as a child and highlight those you still find appealing. You could also research fun activities for adults and make a list of those that interest you.
Schedule a specific time for a fun activity in your day
Schedule your fun activity be it a specific day or a specific hour of your day. Scheduling will make it harder to procrastinate and it allows you to be productive until that time reaches.
Have a play drawer
This is a comfort drawer stashed with minor indulgences when you need a break to be silly for a few minutes. Some things you can keep in the play drawer include Playdough, adult colouring books, jigsaw puzzles, LEGOs, or whatever tickles your fancy.
Instead of a typical ‘dinner and a movie’ date night with your significant other, why not play paintball, do a scavenger hunt, or visit a theme park. This is a great way to enliven the playfulness and strengthen the relationship.
Patronize with a fun person
Your friends or the people you hang around will influence your life significantly. Befriend someone who already plays more, laughs more, is more spontaneous, and relaxes more if you want to learn to do these things afresh. Follow their lead and things will flow accordingly.