I have been attempting to simplify my life a little bit, well, mentally, stripping away the numerous distractions, activities, hobbies, etc, in order to reflect on things.
Diabetes was one of those things I needed to, well, cut back on, if you follow me. It consumes my home life, work life, my online life, my kids, etc. Its a huge consumer of my mental energy that inevitably distracts me from enjoying the finer things in life like play time.
I have been spending time focusing on Playing, Yup, Playing. Getting excited to come home from work and go to the play ground to play on the climber, swing on the monkey bars, chase the soccer ball, kids and dogs around the field. Walk in the grass barefoot, lie on the grass and examine the clouds. Just be in the moment, enjoying the smells, feeling the breeze and the sun radiating down it's life giving energy. Playing is Great!
It seems that as we grow older some of us forget to play. I know I did. Sure....we take vacations, go to dinner, drink too much on occasion, but I'm referring to non-goal oriented, unstructured unrestricted totally let loose play! Man it really is invigorating and fun!
I was getting so caught up in work, diabetes, writing, commitments, life, tasks, lists, that I forgot to PLAY.
So I am asking you all to give it a try, no goals, no objectives, in the moment, Play, just like kids.
Excessive playtime may result in serious happiness, improved relations with loved ones and pets, better blood glucose control, weight loss, better cardio, toned muscles, happy children, cool parent syndrome, serious stress reduction. It is recommended to gradually increase play time to avoid the above sudden side effects.