For fun?…for the Brain

One of the Primal Blueprint laws is to Have fun. I feel like I’m a fun-loving person. I love to laugh. But as I’ve grown older, as the time has passed, I find that I’m doing fewer “fun” things. I’m a mother of four. My life is busy. I homeschool. I don’t have much “free time” and when I do, I want to do something that seems productive.

Thankfully, another primal law is to Use Your Mind. I really like this primal law. I feel like this one comes easiest to me. I like to read. I like to think. I like to write. Yeah. I’m not saying that I’m sitting around solving formulas or coming up with theorems. But I really do like it use my brain.

In fact, sometimes this makes another primal law – play really difficult for me.

Today, I thought that I’d play by sewing…here’s what I’m working on.

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Fun? Brain? Not sure…But I know it’s pretty. 🙂

One of the things I like to do in my spare time is quilt. I’m currently working on a quilt that will be black, and it will have white text that reads, “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” I’m super excited about it.

I love quilting because it is something I can do during the day with the kids around, I love working with fabric, I can make something useful, and I can listen to podcasts as I quilt. At first, I thought, “for fun today, I’ll quilt.”

After a few minutes, I realized that this may be more brainwork than fun. So – it’s good for me to do because it is using my brain. However, I really need to figure out a way to incorporate more fun into my life. I’m thinking dance parties? Swinging? Not sure yet. Maybe just lying on the ground with the kids watching the clouds.

I think that having more fun in my life is a really good idea. I have a real skin problem these days. It is driving me nuts. I have eczema all over my body, and I hate it. I’ve had it treated a few times in the last two years (with Prednisone). That always works for a while, then the skin issue comes back again.

Of course my diet will help, but I think that stress is a big part of this problem, too. Sleep is a crucial part of de-stressing, but maybe play will also help with stress. What do you do to play??? How do you make sure not to have play accidentally cross over into some kind of work?