Play

I think I can take myself too seriously sometimes.

I like to be disciplined and work hard, but sometimes that’s at the cost of being selfish. Our work matters and we need to care. This will mean that its not all fun and games. It takes determination to struggle through the times when it’s tempting to throw in the towel.

But I don’t think that means we need to take ourselves too seriously and not allow ourselves to rest.

Last week, for the first time in a long time, I stopped trying to do everything, fit everything into my schedule, tick off every box on every to-do list and played. Playing felt like a return to my childhood and I think there is a simplicity and beauty in that.

That might have been a game of cards with the family, getting out the old Scalextric racetrack or playing Fifa.

When was the last time you stopped, rested and had fun just playing?

What “play” takes you back to your childhood?