When we endure stress continuously, day-in and day-out in a chronic fashion, it physiologically changes our brain.
The act of identifying your purpose and bringing it to life on a consistent basis, however, can prove challenging. I don’t know about you, but there are times when I feel overwhelmed when I begin a new project or am pursuing a purpose-driven goal.
Play encourages abstract thought and improves our ability to imagine. It releases endorphins and helps us envision other perspectives — hello empathy!
Even more powerfully, recent research has shown that play helps build connections of neurons in the pre-frontal cortex — what I call “the boss” because it’s the decision making part of our brains.
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