Do you play enough? I don't, for sure. It's easy to feel like we have so much else that should come first. I know there is research aplenty and at least one book on my "to read" list on the importance of play to thinking skills, creativity and happiness. Your children certainly won't complain if you play more and tidy less, your love person will appreciate the return to the playfulness of early relationships and your heart and brain will thank you.
This year, I wanted to play more, to keep my hands moving, to spark ideas, to stop over-thinking and to spend some time enjoying all those things that I talk about enjoying!
I'm doing that in three main ways at the moment:
1) Making the choice in each day to play some. I'm not very good at that one. One reason I haven't been blogging as much is that the health & fitness programme I'm doing requires regular blogging and community participation as well as hours of food prep and workouts. On the upside, it also includes jumping rope!
2) Carla Sonheim's "SPARK!" course is based on some of these ideas and includes lessons from her and Lynn Whipple. So far it has been lots of fun, and I'm learning stuff too.
3) Emily Falconbridge's "Year of Soul*Makes" is a subscription kit full of juiciness from her studio and travels locally and abroad. All of the pictures below are from her kits, and the group of amazing women partipating are one of the first things I check in with on Fce book and Instagram each day.