Good morning, everyone! Happy Monday 🙂
I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was full of activities for the chivalric group to which I belong. Those of you who read my Friday post know that it was our annual general assembly. It was a good time and now I am ready to sit back and catch my breath.
Creating a simple and meaningful life is a goal on Minimalist Mondays and for the past several weeks I have been deriving my inspiration from Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book.. Today’s pearl of wisdom from the book: Frolic. Sometimes as adults it is hard to remember how to be playful. We get so caught up in our responsibilities that we forget to play or be a little bit silly. Three or four years ago I had an awakening about frolicking and being playful throughout the day. Several teachers and I decided it would be a good idea to skip down the hallways at school on a regular basis. It was great fun and a huge stress reliever. You can get away with things like that when you work with Children eleven years old and younger. Somehow we stopped skipping. I need to bring skipping back next year along with random dancing and singing in the halls.
Ideas for frolicking and being playful:
- Get a group of friends to play Frisbee, hacky sack, or toss a football. Keep it spontaneous and don’t keep score.
- Turn up the music and sing and/or dance. Be sure to cut loose and have fun at it.
- Blow some Bubbles.
- Try some chalk art. This can be very beautiful and creative.
- Find a place where you can skip, hop, jump, and gallop.
- Sing some songs from childhood. This is even more fun if you do it with others.
- Draw with a stick in the dirt.
- Toss some stones but be safe.
- Have a race with a friend.
- Spin in circles. Yes, you will get dizzy. It is great for your brain.
- If you are physically able, try doing a cartwheel, handstand, or other trick from childhood. Who cares if your legs aren’t straight or you need a wall?
- Whistle or try playing a kazoo.
- Water fights: hose, water guns, water balloons…
- Build a snow man or have a snowball fight
- Hula hoop
As always, I would love to hear from you! How do you add playfulness into your life? Do your kids keep you young at heart? Have you found that you need to frolic a little bit more in your daily life?
Thanks for stopping by the blog!
Until next time,
I love playing with my cats, they are great at keeping me playful 🙂 Love your idea of skipping down school corridors!
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I love this idea! Laughter is a huge part of my life. I’ll second the playing with my cat, I feel like we’re always watching him and laughing at his antics. I also love table top games, I feel like they give people a chance to be competitive yet goofy at the same time. We just goof on everyday things too, like when we go for walks we’ll often do our imagined voices for different animals and people that we see, it’s all about not taking life too seriously for us!
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I love playing with my cats too. They give me a good excuse to be silly 🙂
Table top games is a great idea. I have been known to do imagined voices for animals as well 🙂