Hmm, there can't be many people reading this who don't have their hand in the air right now. (Hey, humour me, and stick your hand in the air, eh!)
The thing is...
* Work can be play, IF a) you choose the right type of work and b) you have the right 'attitude'
* Play can be more fun, when you just get curious, or when you just stop having to be the best or funniest, or when you stop being afraid of making mistakes.
Let me give you a personal example of 'playing at work'...
I met this woman recently working at a local Bagel Nash. She wasn't a local - in fact she was only working at Bagel Nash because she needed medical treatment she could only get locally; she actually had been living in Rhodes the last few years.
She worked at Bagel Nash for 2 main reasons: 1) she needed the money and 2) she needed to be able to interact/have fun with the people she served!
So when I first noticed Annie (for that was her name), I noticed a lovely smiling face; I noticed that she wanted to make eye contact, wanted to talk, she was curious about the people she served.
(Now I've been going to this particular Bagel Nash for several years, mainly as my way of having some kind of low-level social interaction whilst having a coffee and bagel. And in those years my interactions with the staff have been fairly minimal.
But in just a few short weeks I was chatting quite easily with Annie, AND - more importantly! - Annie was enjoying her job much more than the other staff. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't Annie's ideal job by any means, but she still managed to enjoy it ENOUGH!)
Any job can be enjoyed, it really can; any job can become more playful.
Any time of rest can be enjoyed more, too, whatever the weather.
And whilst positive attitude is important, I'm no longer a big fan of positive thinking being the solution to all of life's ills. Instead, I recommend 'curiosity', I recommend openness, I recommend feeling EVERYTHING (even those times you're feeling really low).
And, naturally, I recommend that you find excuses to play - play, play, play!
(And, let me tell you, I probably used to be one of the least playful people you'd ever likely to meet, unless you got to know me really well, that is. So playing does not come easy to me - still, I recommend it highly, these days, oh yes...)
Check out my video below to see what Steve playing looks like, eh...
What's New at SelfHelpCollective.com
To be honest, not much is new at the site right now. I'm steadily improving each page on this the site, still - 6 or 7 pages per week, but I've not been adding many new pages.
My focus is elsewhere, right now - on creating and publishing a quotes ebook on Amazon Kindle, and on offering a coaching service.
So let me point you to my site where I share these things, this time, instead... SMNash.com!
George Bernard Shaw Marvels...
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
What I Say about George Bernard Shaw's Quote...
Listen to my thoughts about this quotation about growing old in the video below...