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  • Writer's pictureCynthia Brian

The Gift of Play

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Work/life balance is the hot topic these days as so many working people burn out after years on a job they hate. What’s the answer? More play time! Hosts Jack and Siri read chapters from two books in the Be the Star You Are! series penned by Cynthia Brian ( will pump your energy and get you singing happy times. In Trends without Ends, Jack shows us studies on play that offer six skills that are built when we play. Joven chimes in suggesting that our favorite ways to “play” could be in sync with a potential career option. As teens and adults we need to pay attention to what we love and gear our lives towards those things that will bring us joy. Surround yourself with playful individuals who tap into their inner clown. Give yourself permission to invite leisure and purposeless pleasure into your routines. Recreate joyful memories of a magical childhood, or invent new expressions of recreation. No matter how old you are, incorporate play as an integral part of your daily life, both at home and at work, and you’ll find yourself happier, healthier, and a beacon of positivity.

Being earnest and being playful are not antonyms. To be successful, we need both traits. Take a break. It’s recess time.

‘Your “to do list” for today: laugh and play!

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