Take a minute to reflect on a moment of playfulness you experienced recently and be aware of any feelings that arise. If you’re having trouble coming up with an example, take this moment to do something playful (spin in circles, do a somersault, have a 1-song dance party, etc.). Don’t be afraid to immerse yourself.
How did the moment feel? Did you feel free from your other worries and responsibilities? Did you feel joyful, open, and happy? Did you smile?
Play has a powerful way of connecting you to the present moment, quieting your mind, and tuning your awareness back to our human nature! Bringing mindfulness to play will help you notice how it affects your life, which can be an important tool to finding balance!
Stay tuned for more on the convergence of mindfulness and playfulness, as I am about to have a new guest blog post on the subject =)
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