Find out what happened to me after I allowed myself to play everyday as part of the 31 day #PlayfulMay challenge.
The thing about play is that it's so expansive and you never know where it's going to lead you.
Back in May when I first agreed to play every day as part of #PlayfulMay initiative by The Clear Sky foundation, I had no idea that I would learn quite so much and have such a great time. Never mind lead me to fulfill one of my childhood dreams; to write for a magazine!
I learnt that even though I'm a play therapist and I advocate play for children and their parents, I too had resistance around it some days.
Play doesn't have to have a purpose except for feeling the experience in the moment. You never know where it's going to lead you, that's not the point. Stuff just happens!
I'm delighted that #PlayfulMay was not only rewarding for me in and of itself, it also seemed to inspire others. Old friends surfaced and were enthused to start talking about play and self care. I had no idea the experiment would lead me to connect better with not only my friends but also strangers across the world.
LaKay from The Perpetual You magazine spotted my blog and my experience resonated so she decided to make the whole next issue about play! I am so honoured to be a part of it and share my thoughts on how you can step up your play game in my piece "Steal your own show". Don't miss the tips for how to give yourself a play reset. It starts on Page 55 of this October issue.
There's loads of goodies inside this issue and I'm psyched to share. There's also a giveaway of colouring packs yay!
I would love one of the Full Cup readers to win! To be in with a chance...
1. Click to read and subscribe to The Perpetual You magazine.
2. Click on my Instagram post and comment "I'm in"
I hope you enjoy more play today (& everyday! :P)
Have you ever been playing around, messing about or just switching off somehow and then something unexpected and wonderful happens? Something that you couldn't predict but was a happy accident because of something seemingly random you did. Share your play serendipity in the comments below. Your comment may just lift someone and inspire them to indulge in more play today.