Was play part of your life before this Covid time? What did that look like?
Family board games, like Clue (remember Mr. Green, the rope, in the library) or, pinochle or bridge, or online word games with friends? Jogging, playing tag, tickling and snuggling and giggling?
I see that friends of mine are putting puzzles together.
YouTube and Facebook show whole families putting together broadway musical scenes (to the delight of many of us online). Imagine the fun they’re having at seeing their number of likes skyrocket!
Another family put up an obstacle course through the family room, marked out with masking tape, for the kids (and dogs?!) to run through. To their never-ending delight.
Others are taking advantage of the free views of national museums and the national park system. Or try out some of the easy science experiments that are found online or in a book on your shelf.
Make a date with the grand kids to read stories online while you show them pictures. (Easier done with a holder for the cellphone…).
Just make it fun, laugh at yourself. Laugh at the silliness and the chance to do something together.
If you’re having a hard time remembering what fun and play look like, go back to a happier time of your childhood or later years, too, and re-feel that sensation of fun and play. Remember it. Imagine it. Recreate the feeling. Our minds and bodies (science tells us) can’t distinguish from the strong thought about something and the actual doing of it.
Those light-hearted feelings will brighten your day and raise your internal vibrational level. And, that, my friends, means better health for you and for those around you.
So…what will you do for play today? :)
Sending you love from my heart.
Certified Body Code Practitioner, life coach and energy healer, former non-profit executive with years of experience in caring for and about people and their place in this world. Friend of refugees and immigrants, ally to the addiction recovery community--all with respect, love, and compassion for mutual healing.