Inner Peace Strategy: PLAYFULNESS

With Halloween coming up this weekend … I thought we can all remember our PLAYFULNESS for more fun and peace!

When you think of the word playfulness, what images come to your mind? As we step out of childhood and mature, the emotion of “playfulness” can become a foreign concept to our nervous system. However, it’s never too late to reclaim this emotion, and its ripple affect creates magic.

The dictionary definition:

• Full of fun and high spirits; frolicsome or sportive.
• Humorous; jesting.
• A disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement.
• A festive merry feeling.
• Activities that are enjoyable or amusing.

Whether you are in a business meeting, visiting with friends or working on a creative project, “playfulness” adds a fun, light, and new dimension. Imagine yourself “playfully” engaging in conversation with the grocery store clerk, or “playfully” singing along to the music in your car. How about a little “playfulness” in the bedroom with your partner? How may your children, parents or co-workers respond to playfulness?

Playfulness creates motion and brings a smile. One of my most successful clients brings in playfulness to business meetings when they get too serious, and it brings out the humanity in everyone. In a world where stress and anxiety is commonplace, a little “playfulness” may be the perfect medicine. Adopt it for a week, and see what you experience.

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