High achievers often secretly yearn for someone to give us permission to pause and play. Here is your permission slip.
We often use play time as a reward for completing work, but when we put play first it can give us the energy we need to fuel our work.
Not everything needs to be a side hustle. Sometimes the highest value of an activity is the joy it brings you and it’s regenerative power.
Why do we resist rest even when we know it’s important? Perhaps it’s because of what we think rest should look like.
Taking a cue from improv offers clues to how to reframe success and bring more playfulness to work.
It’s the most natural response. A better question is why you wouldn’t do a pink cloud dance.
What if play was not the reward for completing our work, but the catalyst for producing great work?