Abundance week#49

Dear abundance seekers,

Lets play, yes you hear it right. It is easy to take this practice for granted and ignore its efficacy because we attribute play to children alone. let us understand why it is important and how does it help in developing ourselves. Play for adults is critical in our stressful go-go-go lives. Play has been shown to release endorphins, improve brain functionality, and stimulate creativity. And it can even help to keep us young and feeling energetic.

Studies show that play improves memory and stimulates the growth of the cerebral cortex. Play helps:

  1. Relieve stress. Play is fun and can trigger the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
  2. Improve brain function. Playing chess, completing puzzles, or pursuing other fun activities that challenge the brain can help prevent memory problems and improve brain function. The social interaction of playing with family and friends can also help ward off stress and depression.
  3. Stimulate the mind and boost creativity. Young children often learn best when they are playing—a principle that applies to adults, as well. You’ll learn a new task better when it’s fun and you’re in a relaxed and playful mood. Play can also stimulate your imagination, helping you adapt and solve problems.
  4. Improve relationships and your connection to others. Sharing laughter and fun can foster empathy, compassion, trust, and intimacy with others. Play doesn’t have to include a specific activity; it can also be a state of mind. Developing a playful nature can help you loosen up in stressful situations, break the ice with strangers, make new friends, and form new business relationships.
  5. Keep you feeling young and energetic. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Play can boost your energy and vitality and even improve your resistance to disease, helping you function at your best.

Short and sweet the message is clear , play.

Happiness and sunshine

Niddhi

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. judeitakali says:

    Thank you for sharing. I haven’t played in a while, and yet I used to all the time, as recent as last year.

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    1. I am glad to hear this 🙂 tell me how it had helped you in your journey ?

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Don’t think it helps tangibly. Just spiritual food and mental relief.

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      2. Then it has served its purpose my friend. Spiritual food satiates the mind body as well as soul.

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  2. aussiebirder says:

    Great post and so relevant to our stressful lives, a needed therapy reminder to us all, as you have well stated the benefits personally and socially.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 if you haven’t checked out all the weeks , I encourage you to do that at leisure . Have a great day

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