Depression, decreased emotional regulation, diminished impulse control, shallow relationships, higher likelihood of violent crime.
Those are just a few of the things that are made more likely by playing too little.
In this episode of Live a Life You Love, I discuss why play is so critical for every aspect of your life, from your relationships to your business/career to your health. I also talk about 4 of the easiest ways to add more play into your life.
This is particularly important to me, not only because I love play (and games in particular), but also because play has helped me overcome both burnout and minor bouts of depression.
And I have many friends for whom play has also played a big role in the improvement of their mental and emotional well-being.
All animals play, and humans – you – are no exception. If you want to live a thriving life, then play is absolutely necessary. Here are just a few of the benefits: