If you want to learn how to be more playful and have more fun, you have come to the right place. Embracing play and a playful attitude at any age is happily known to increase your level of mental freedom, to decrease your levels of stress and benefit your creative thinking. And all of that while having fun too! So for a push in a playful direction, learn how to embrace playfulness at any age in these 6 simple ways.
How To Be More Playful In 6 Ways (At Any Age)
1. Schedule Time To Be Playful
We all know the feeling, we dream of doing something but somehow it never happens. This is usually because we do not plan in the time to do the things we dream of doing or achieving. So, instead of letting a busy life stop you from playfulness, ensure that you schedule it in your weekly routine. Setting the intention, and the time, to do it, makes it much more likely that you will follow through. You will also notice that after a while, playfulness will not need to be as scheduled as it will gradually become part of your routine and patterns.
2. Discover Your Type Of Play And Playfulness
Playfulness comes in all shapes and sizes so when exploring what you enjoy, there are so many different beautiful avenues to try out. From piecing a jigsaw puzzle together, to cooking up a storm and to doodling away. A personal favourite of mine, is creating a playful activity box filled with things that encourage you to pick up fun activities at home. There are so many options and as you explore, you will often notice how your mind becomes more open minded and creative. More accepting of yourself and eager to try new things.
3. Plan Playful Meetings With Friends
Most people probably agree that dinner and coffee dates are great, but switch it up once in a while and try out creative and fun things with the people you love. You can plan puzzle nights and board game Sundays, or learn how to do embroidery and paint still lifes with others. You can also get inspired by fun and creative DIY influencers and try to recreate their finds with friends. The sky is really the limit here!
PS. If you're looking for playful date ideas, we got you covered with 16 creative date ideas here.
4. Dance To A Song a Day
I personally love this one, because it doesn’t take long but it is oh so joyful. It might take a few days to get into it, but after a few days of self-conscious dancing to that special tune that gets you going, you will notice that your mind starts to let go. This is where the magic happens. A happy daily moment, where you can let go off vanity and accept yourself in enjoyment, which from my perspective, is a big part of having a playful attitude towards life.
5. Experience Childlike Wonder
When was the last time you were awed by something ordinary? As children, we are masters of it. Constantly amazed by the everyday. So now, looking at the world through a younger set of eyes might help open our minds to new possibilities. It teaches us to not grow numb to what we see around us and what we experience, to see the ordinary in a new light, and to approach life openly and playfully.
6. Be Spontaneous And Say Yes
A big part of learning how to be more playful is to let go of fear and to stay open to new possibilities, so what could be better than being a bit spontaneous? I personally love planning my days and weeks, but having spent years surrounded by people who prefer saying yes has taught me that being spontaneous is often more fun than to not be. On spontaneous adventures you do not know who you will end up meeting, what you will learn or what you will see and do. And not always knowing the outcome, feels like a playful act to me.
Over to you! Which of these are you most likely to try out? Share in the comments below and let us inspire each other 🌼
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