January 7, 2017 Meredtih Kessler

10 Reasons Why We All Need to Play

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1. Play allows us the ability to express our thoughts and feelings. Not everything we do needs to be directed towards a goal; play allows for the capacity to relax and take time out.
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2. Play allows for creativity and freedom, enriching our fast-paced, hurried, highly organized lives.

3. Play improves our relationships with others increases our self-confidence and emotional well-being.

4. Playing with others creates stronger bonds with those we care about in life.
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5. Play gives us the ability for self-expression and freedom from the restrains of our daily lives.

6. Engaging in active, play increases our social and emotional well-being.unnamed - 10 Reasons Why We All Need to Play

7. Play allows our unconscious mind to become conscious.

8. Play allows us to express ourselves, discover new aspects of our lives and who we are.

9. Play reduces our stress levels; through play chemicals released in the brain in response to happiness include endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
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10. As individuals, we grow through play. When did our lives become so busy we stopped taking the time to play? Get out there and play!