Sunday, January 8, 2017
The Importance of Adult Play in a Relationship
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
-George Bernard Shaw
When we stopped being kids and started being adults, things can get quite boring. Play is not just for the young ones but also for the young once. It can be a source of relaxation with your partner, co-workers, and friends. Adult play can bring about and fuel your creativity and imagination. It can also improve your problem-solving skills that is often needed at work. If you little ones at home – whether your own kids or your nephews, or simply just the kids of your friends, try playing with them and notice that your mood will improve and your stress levels will go down.
Introduction to Adult Play
Being adults, we are very much consumed with the need to earn more and commit to the obligations that we have. With that, we set aside the time for play and use it for work and other ways to make ends meet. Somewhere along the way, we have forgotten how it is to play and have pure fun even just for a day.
Give some time for adult play by going out with your partner or friends. Simply spend some time going to the beach or playing basketball, volleyball, and other sports that you like. Goof off, go crazy, and be fun. Allow yourself to play like a child.
Adult Play Advantages
We know that play is important for child development. This is also beneficial to adults. You are de-stressed, and you will feel lighter. If you have a pet, you can go play with your furry friend and even reap the benefits that come with it. Keep yourself away from electronics.
1. Stress reliever – play can release endorphins which are known to be the feel-good hormones in the body.
2. Improve cognitive abilities – having fun such as playing chess, puzzles, or board games can prevent memory loss and improve one’s brain functions.
3. Boost creativity – when you are engaged in adult play, you sometimes have a surge of inspiration and creativity.
4. Feel young at heart – adult play can help make you feel and look young.
Adult Play and Relationships
Play can help keep the relationship fresh and exciting. This can bring joy and strengthen the bond of your relationship with your significant other. By adding play and humor in your daily interaction with your loved ones, you can boost the relationships that you have. Some of the benefits of adult play are the following:
1. Improve social skills.
2. Fosters cooperation.
3. Can heal wounds.
Relationships can also be fixed by incorporating humor and play in the situation. This will bring people closer and foster a positive bond.