A lot of people say, “I’m too busy.  I don’t have time for play!   Are you serious?”

Yes, I am because play – something you enjoy like playing casual basketball, softball or monopoly or tennis or golf or any other game you like – is a great time management tool.

Why?  Because it forces you to “let go” of the thoughts spinning out of control in your mind! 

If you’re worried about finances, keeping your job, a sick family member, or the budget for next year, these worries can “drag you into the dark recesses of your mind”.  Stress builds on itself.  If you don’t release yourself from these thoughts, then it will be increasingly difficult to resolve the issues at hand with clarity and sound judgement.

Weave play into your life at least once a week for at least a couple of hours – it’s not the same as working out in a gym where you can think about your problems or talking to someone or sitting alone – you need to play because it forces you to concentrate on what you are doing, communicate with others on a different level and releases the “feel good” chemicals in your brain to reduce your stress levels. 

Believe me – it works!  I know, I know – it’s the last thing you want to do – generally, that’s true when we’re stressed out but it’s the best thing you could do – get out there and play!!!

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