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How To Be A Successful Non – Grown Up (NGU) Part VI: Play Time!

 

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Play is the best way to learn, de-stress and have fun!  Play is a great way to use your creativity (see part III). Pretend grown ups don’t think that games are fun, but NGU’s know that all games can be fun. Think about things you did as a kid. You will probably still find those things fun. Playing everyday will make you a happier, healthier person.

Some ways to Play:

  • Make something out of Legos
  • Play a sport
  • Play a game with your kids/friends
  • Performs a puppet show for your friends
  • Make a funny video or comic that a kid wrote
  • Make something with your hands
  • Improvise anything!
  • Pretend you are someone else

The mind’s favorite way to learn is through play. We don’t grown up we just become larger versions of the child we used to be. Nobody learns to enjoy boring situations or lectures; we merely endure them. It’s not our jobs to kill our inner child, though pretend grown ups would have you believe that inner child murder is acceptable for higher productivity. They declare this every time your hear them say you need to grow up.  But the truth is that you learn and grow far more through play, that is why kids are so good at videos games that are harder than my job. You can learn anything if you think it is fun. What are you good at? I bet you think its fun! Find more fun things and then do them, and get good at them.

Playing everyday will help you de-stress. Playing is as easy as doing ANYTHING and enjoying it. Grown ups often get caught up doing things they don’t enjoy, while saying they do, which causes stress. Seems like it would make more sense, to do the things you enjoy.  Make the things you want to do a priority, and then if the things you don’t what to do, don’t’ get done, well it’s probably OK.  Health and happiness are not innate we must practice everyday, and a great way is through play!

Anything can be a fun game for you! Games can be dumb, but that ‘s only because the game doesn’t have what motivates you. You know what you like & that is what motivates you.  What is something that you hate doing? How about cleaning the bathroom. See how fast you can do it, or see how much you can do while you are waiting for files to download, and if you don’t finish before the time runs out, who cares, at least part of your bathroom is clean. The more you play the more you will discover what actually motivates you, aside from what you think motivates you.

Rules for Play:

Rule I Make up your own rules that you think are fun!

Rule 2 Do things you enjoy, and stop doing things you don’t enjoy.

Rule 3 Play Everyday!

 

 

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No Such Thing as Grown Ups is your podcast survival guide to the Pre-Apocalypse. NGU(non-grownup) Gurus Curtis Carey & Tara Audibert have figured out there’s no grown ups and want to help you live life to the fullest while preparing for the worst! Get more advice & teachings for NGU’s via podcast, comics, blog rants, animations, puppetry and videos at our wesbite and follow us on twitter for frequent updates.

Author: Grown Up Truth team

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