A day of play

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I don’t know if you are like me, but I spend most of my day busy doing something.  It is always so much fun to watch my kids play together.

One day while watching my kids, I realized that I haven’t played in a long time. 

Does your to do list seem to take over your life? Mine does. Do you need a little free time, but you don’t know where to start?

Let’s play again

As my children have grown, how they play has changed. It seems like when we become adults we forget some of the things we enjoyed as kids.

Think Back:  Now you need to take some time remembering what you use to do as a kid that you enjoyed doing? I realized that I stopped even thinking about how to have fun anymore! Normally, I just do the same things to have fun:  watch a movie or read a book. Then, I started to think back and remembered dance parties, dress up, and many other activities.

Take a break from the TO Do list:  Give yourself permission to have sometime where you don’t have to be accomplishing something. I make sure that I don’t have any pressing items, and then I don’t let myself think about everything I should be doing.

Go Play:  Now that you have some ideas of what you like to do for fun, schedule out some time to play. I have set timers or even set apart a full day. It is important to enjoy the time and not just use this time to check another item off your list.

It is important for our health that we don’t spend all our time anxiously trying to finish everything and cramming our days full. I hope this will help you connect back to your past and have fun and be happy.

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6 Replies to “A day of play

  1. I really struggle with this. I am so attached to to-do lists and productivity that, even when I try to schedule “play time,” I get anxious and find it hard to actually enjoy it. I am still practicing being able to let go and relax at times. We don’t always have to be doing something; sometimes God calls us to simply “be still, and know that [He] is God.”

    1. I had to learn this the hard way in Mexico. It drove me crazy not having to get something done, but I slowly learned how to let go. I pray you can to.

  2. It has been really hard to find the time to play with all my doctor’s appointments with my chronic illness and my son’s health issues. Along with that is the dietary needs which take a lot of time in the kitchen. I really do try but when I have time to play most of the time I feel sick. I am leaning on God to help me through these distractions and trials of life. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Dear God, I pray for Molly’s house to be filled with your joy and peace. Bring healing to her and her family. May your love just cover them. In Jesus name I ask. Amen.

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