“Scientists have discovered that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain, unless it is done in play in which case it only takes 10 to 20 repetitions.”
~ Dr. Karyn Purvis, Child Psychologist
Dr. Doreen Virtue, Ph. D. who has an innate ability to communicate with angels says they explain playfulness like this, “When you have fun and laugh, you relax. This relaxation gives you a greater inflow of ideas, spiritual connections, Divine guidance, and energy. With the new inspirations and energy, you can better manifest your desires. Your relaxed and radiant personality attracts wonderful and helpful people to you. Your positive outlook creates new opportunities for you.”
When you look at it this way, how can you afford not to have fun?
If you’re like me, your reasoning is that the activities you enjoy should come after the work is done. Then, we have to ask ourselves – when is the work ever all done? As researcher Dr. Brene’ Brown observes, “It takes courage to say yes to rest and play in a culture where exhaustion is seen as a status symbol.”
It may sometimes feel as if it is bad to feel good when others don’t. In actuality, the most effective thing we can do is pursue feeling good and let it radiate outward to shift our world. It also gives others who witness it permission to do so. Let’s call it Play it forward. 🙂
As prescribed by these three doctors, we should relax and have fun because in play – along with a dopamine release – you gain increased focus, intention and alertness. Consider it medicine – with zero side-effects – of the most fun-est kind.