"The truth is that in most cases, play is a catalyst. The beneficial effects of getting just a little true play can spread through our lives, actually making us more productive and happier in everything we do. If we don't take time to play, we face a joyless life of rigidity, lacking in creativity. The opposite of play is not work, but depression. If we're going to adapt to changing economic and personal circumstances the way that nature armed us to do, then we have to find ourselves having some play time virtually everyday. There is a kind of magic in play. What might seem like a frivolous or even childish pursuit is ultimately beneficial. Play brings a sense of excitement and adventure back to our lives, making work an extension of our play lives, and engaging fully with the world"
-Dr. Stuart Brown & Christopher Vaughan from Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Open the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul creator and founder of the National Institute for Play
Are you setting aside time for play, or are you making play an extension of your life?