Sunday 3 April 2016

Weekly wisdom #16

In a screen-centric culture where the boundaries between work and play are increasingly smudged, it can be all too easy to neglect old school, playful downtime. Combine this little fact with the deep-rooted synonymousness of adulting and boring, and it swerves towards an existence that's a bit too all-work-and-no-play for my liking. 

This isn't to say that you can't find fun in the work you do, nor make your play your living. I'm more referring to the important distinction to be made between the "childish" and the "childlike". And we all need to be injecting the latter into our lives more frequently. Not only does it foster additional creativity and a general sense of giddy contentment, but being a little silly – indeed, playful – once in a while also clears your head of adult-associated stresses (if only fleetingly), making it an optimum exercise in headspace refreshment. No kidding.