Ways to Bring Play into Your Life

By: Jenny Ward

1.roll around in the grass, and don’t brush the grass off.

2.drive/walk a different way to work, or wherever you usually go.

3.wear glitter underneath your work clothes.

4.wear a bright orange tie.

5.smell a flower fully, and thank it for its beauty.

6.smile at stranger.

7.go thru the children’s aisle in any store and imagine what toy you’d love to play with.

8.buy that toy.

9.do kart-wheels.

10.say yes when you would say no.

11.say no when you would say yes.

12.stand in front of the mirror and say “ I am king/queen of the universe!"

13.call a friend and invite them over for play time

14.climb up the slide at a playground

15.turn the volume of your thoughts down

16.turn the volume of your heart up

17.stop. Breathe. Giggle. Look around you

18.remember that its never too late to be what you always wanted to be

19.take yourself out for a play date.

20.laugh at yourself as much as possible.

21.remember you are a child of god, you are loved

22.put stickers on your bills

23.learn something new, without judging if its right or wrong

24.erase good or bad from your dictionary

25.re-define responsible for yourself

26.selfish means- self –fishing for love and honor of me.

27.eat whipped cream right out of the can-right in mouth

28.hug your family, friends and yourself with playful abandon

29.paint rocks and line your driveway

30.order the happy meal instead of the super size

31.drink with straws

32.receive with a playful heart

33.give with a playful heart

34.send someone a bucket of crayons for no reason

35.know that you are magnificent, AS is

36.there is nothing you have to DO

37.write a letter to someone who needs to play more, and tell them you want to be there!

38.buy stickers

39.make a picnic and go to your bedroom for a playful intimate picnic.

40.play with your hair, your friends hair, your partners hair…

41.be a super hero for a day.

42.stop.

Jump up and down and yell.

43.find time to laugh at your self

44.remind a stranger of how awesome they are with your eyes

45.mow the lawn outside the lines

46.watch children

47.be messy.

48.name each star for your self

49.put marshmallows in everything you make for one day

50.hang poster board in your kitchen : write one thing you love about life on it in crayons everyday.

51.invite your roommate/family/partner to participate in writing on the board in crayon

52.be aware of perfectionism ..and with love…recreate a new way of looking at perfect

53.be confidently playful

54.celebrate your body…dance naked…take sea salt showers…

55.finger paint your to do list

56.erase SHOULD from your dictionary

57.watch lady bugs

58.watch a football game, and during commercial blast music and dance

59.order a banana split with an extra cherry

60.ask your children if they enjoy what they are up to- all ages apply

61.throw a temper tantrum if you don’t get your way…c’mon its fun

62.finish this sentence I AM…

63.finish this sentence “roses are red…."

64.make pictures with your food

65.eat your meal with your hands without a napkin

66.pile all those you love in one bed and snuggle watching a playful movie

Be you. Be love. Choose Play. Hug and Honor all those you love.

GOT PLAY?

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