In the words of George Bernard Shaw,
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
Here are few amazing benefits for playfulness in adults:
Playfulness is fun and can trigger the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
Improve brain function
Playfulness has the same benefits like playing chess, completing puzzles, or pursuing other fun activities that challenge the brain and can help prevent memory problems and improve brain function. Being playful with family and friends during social interactions can also help ward off stress and depression.
Stimulate the mind and boost creativity
Young children often learn best when they are in a playful mood—and that principle applies to adults, as well. You’ll learn a new task better when it’s fun and you’re in a relaxed and playful mood. Playfulness can also stimulate your imagination, helping you adapt and problem solve.
Improve relationships and your connection to others
Sharing laughter and fun can foster empathy, compassion, trust, and intimacy with others. Playfulness doesn’t have to be a specific activity; it can also be a state of mind. Developing a playful nature can help you loosen up in stressful situations, break the ice with strangers, make new friends, and form new business relationships.
Keep you feeling young and energetic
Playfulness can boost your energy and vitality and even improve your resistance to disease, helping you feel your best.
Playfulness can add joy to life, relieve stress, supercharge learning, and connect you to others and the world around you. It further makes work more productive and pleasurable. Keeping reading our blog or better yet, write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and get direct insights from our life skill coaches to know how you can incorporate playfulness in your daily lives to boost happiness.