Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good. - Lucia Capocchione
We are naturally creative beings, born to play, imagine and create. Over time we become bogged down by roles and responsibilities. Our fear of judgment and failure has us lock away our creative self to wear a mask — in hopes of being accepted by our peers.
Play is as important to our wellbeing as food, water and shelter. Play sparks our imagination, creates a sense of belonging and meaning, builds empathy and curiosity, and creates a sense of optimism and purpose. When we don't play we suffer emotionally, socially and cognitively.
Give yourself permission to be you. You are not broken, dysfunctional or a problem to be fixed. By investing in yourself, you are carving a path to let go of who you think you “should” be, to be the person you want to be. It takes more energy to be someone else than it does to be you.