How To Prevent Burnout And Depression
How much play do you experience in your work and life?
Are you as much committed to planning your play time as you’re when scheduling your work time?
If you’re a person who strives for achieving goals but thinks that play is trivial, childish or it’s a waste of time – I’ve an important message for you.
Play is more than just fun. Play is practical. Nothing lights up our brains as play.
Science speaks for itself: “Play leads to brain plasticity, adaptability, and creativity. It energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities. The opposite of play isn’t work, it’s depression.” – Dr. Stuart Brown, the founder of National Institute for Play.
As children, we were great at using play as a medium to explore the world, get to know ourselves, take risks and try new things out.
So what happened to us adults? Why is play less present in our daily work and life?
Of course, we can blame the modern school system and the Industrial Revolution for removing play out of our natural learning process OR we can take responsibility and re-committ to play in our work and life.
Ask yourself: What did I do as a child that excited me? Re-create a vivid image of that experience in your mind.
And then follow with this question: How can I integrate this play practice into my adult’s life?
We’ve been designed to play throughout our lifetime: Fuel your creativity and innovative thinking through play!
And REMEMBER ABOUT THIS: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” – George Bernard Show
Become a top level player and you’ll enjoy much more your work and life!
With love and positive energy,