A few years ago I was challenged by someone to consider how I played and had fun. I had a few ideas about what I did but the question piqued my interest about what other adult women did to play and have fun. I sent this question to 18 women of varying ages and I received 10 responses.
Many women reported the following as ways to play and have fun: Music, singing and dancing; reading books or magazines; playing with their own children or other people’s children; enjoying pets; nature based activities, such as beach walking, picking flowers, skipping stones; shopping both browsing and purchasing; spending time with others, having a meal together, sharing experiences, new places to visit, visiting friends, playing tricks and pranks on friends, or simply blobbing out with a preferred person.
Being able to feel free enough to really express ourselves in a joyful happy way without the burden of responsibilities and worries, even for brief moments is a healthy thing to do for ourselves.
Tomorrow I will post a list of other fun and playful things the women mentioned in their replies.