All work and no play can really make Jack a dull boy.
Or Jane for that matter.
The importance of play has been noted for decades. And now a recent study of 11,000 third-graders showed that even a daily short break of 15 minutes in the school day improved learning, social development and health.
Play is important for adults too. Life has become a fast-paced, demanding place for us - where work, finances and practical issues take center stage. So, go find your funny bone. Lose yourself in imaginative moments. Get your air-guitar on. Whatever it is, have some unstructured, unfettered fun.
Barros, R., Silver, E., & Stein, R. (2009). School Recess and Group Classroom Behavior PEDIATRICS, 123 (2), 431-436 DOI: 10.1542/peds.2007-2825