It’s not a competition.
Don’t get me wrong, working hard can be very rewarding! And playing hard is its own kind of fun...
It’s just not a matter of 'either/or'.
What am I playing at? I’m working up to it…
We can still be taken seriously without having to take ourselves so seriously.
One small grammatical shift can allow a huge change to occur in our personal and professional lives.
Right now we treat both ‘work’ and ‘play’ like two verbs in competition for our actions.
However, in terms of the way we actually live our lives…work is a noun! It’s a thing!…a very important thing that we all want and deserve to enjoy!
Look at all the other things you love in your life: your children, your pets, your partner, your hobbies...
Don’t you enjoy them and show them your love by engaging in play?
Why would you approach work any differently?
Let the verb act on the noun, and these epic rivals can finally become partners.
Finally, a play on words that actually…works.
How will you incorporate play into your work today?