The concept of play is one we’re all familiar with. As young children, we enjoy the creative, unself-conscious experiences of our collective imaginations, running around on the playground together or hiding in a treehouse waiting to be tagged It. But as we age, we are taught that this form of unbounded, “unproductive” play is frivolous, and we should instead focus our energy on more serious pursuits such as school, work, and family.
Psychologists are starting to take a second look at what we can learn from children, as they find themselves facing rising suicide rates and huge increases in clinical depression and anxiety in their adult clients. What they’re finding may surprise you. Read more about the benefits of play, and how you can start integrating this into your life: https://www.fastcompany.com/3051770/why-you-should-stop-what-youre-doing-and-go-play