April 2016 Newsletter
Hello, and an amazing April to you!
The suprising value of play
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue has an article on the value of play.
Many of us in this accomplishment-oriented culture think the
way to get things done is to work hard and struggle, that
any sort of fun is "wasting time". We look at little children
at play with a bit of envy, telling them "Enjoy it now --
you'll never have it this good again!". Well, why not?
Do you have a hobby you love? Think of someone doing wood
working, carefully creating hand-carved works of art, maybe
toys for beloved children, or gorgeous one-of-a-kind furniture.
This is not his "job", where he earns a salary, but look
at what he produces! It could be argued that he's as
productive at this as he is in his desk job crunching
numbers, and he's having a lot more fun.
So if it's possible to get a lot done and still have a good time,
how can you apply this to the tasks you don't like, but have to
do anyway? First, is there a small piece of the job you do enjoy?
Maybe every time you have to go talk to a certain person in the
office, you feel your energy lifted, and are more cheerful for
hours. Be grateful for this! Is there some other part of the job that's
not so bad, even though everyone else grumbles about it, and
you feel really good when you've completed it? Give yourself a
silent "Congratulations!" when you've finished it.
One thing children can teach us is to be absorbed in the task at hand.
They are often as
enchanted playing with a big empty cardboard box as with the
complex game that came inside. If you focus on a task with most of
your attention, not worrying about the past or planning for the
future, it's easier to find some pleasure in it. If you're
"going through the motions" doing something, with most of your
attention elsewhere, it can feel like drudgery.
To have more fun traveling the roads of your life, it's not necessary
to go on an exotic vacation. Be present with what you're doing in
your seemingly ordinary surroundings,
appreciating the task and yourself. Think of yourself as still
a child at heart, always learning and growing, eager to explore
the next challenge. See your life as an adventure, with you the hero
or heroine at the center of it. What exciting chapter will
you complete today?
To read about how an attitude of play, or its opposite, can
affect your vision, click
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Enjoy the start of your April.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!