Why adults should embrace their playfulness

Playing has been shown to improve the mental health of adults, but most people stop in childhood.

Adults who demonstrate more playful personality traits are more motivated, creative and spontaneous.

There have even been links between people with more playful characteristics having lower blood pressure.

While less playful people struggle in their leisure time to relax and often feel bored when their minds are not preoccupied, those that are more playfully inclined are aware of new opportunities and open to trying a wider variety of activities.

So with all the benefits that come along with it, it's not a stretch to say that making an effort to be a little more playful should be a part of your day.

Do you ever think wistfully about your childhood toys and envy that lost feeling of playfulness? Well maybe that feeling never really left you at all - it can be just a little harder to find.

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