She embodies playfulness making time spent with her a joy.
She is the one, in the toy section of the store, playing with the toys or the person that gets a lively game of Spoons going.
My dad would pretend like the playfulness irritated his grumpy nature but deep inside he was giggling like a little kid.
My step-mother is always looking for that next great moment of silliness. The best one was when my dad and her were driving down the road and she lovingly tapped him on the back the head while belting out “Bump a head!”. There was a street sign on the side of the road warning of a bump in the road – Bump Ahead – my step-mother took it as an opportunity to add playfulness to the situation. A boring car ride became a game to find the next Bump Ahead sign.
We all need a little playfulness and silliness in our lives. It has a way of lightning the mood and relaxing the situation.
How can you add lightness + playfulness + silliness to your world?
It really isn’t that hard. We knew how when we were children so just revert back to your child-like self. Here are some other suggestions for some silliness + playfulness:
1. Have a dance off in the kitchen. They always make me laugh especially with my husband’s new guacamole dance
2. Watch a funny movie with friends and/or family
3. Get a game going on with family and/or friends and make it one where you have to act things out like charades
4. Finger paint, play in the mud, colour, or build a sand castle – PLAY
5. Start a water fight, snowball fight or marshmallow fight (slightly stale big marshmallows are the best) – all great fun
The world needs more lightheartedness so be silly and playful making not only your life, but also the world a better place.
Nanette Achziger is a wellbeing advocate, culinary explorer and author. She graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she studied various holistic approaches to health and wellbeing including dietary theories from the top nutrition experts. She is passionate about sharing how easy it is to achieve a general sense of health and wellbeing. Through tips and tools in her blog and her book, Kaizen, she shares ways to create your own self-care rituals, reduce toxic exposure, and to nurture our selves through food, connection and self-love.