Want to ‘play’ as an adult? Take an improv class. I got this idea from Scott Berkun in his book “Dance of the Possible.” Never did the idea occur to me to do something like improv. So I took a class earlier this year and have been doing it ever since. It’s incredibly awkward at first. In fact, I don’t think that awkwardness ever goes away.
But for a few hours a week you can just be yourself (or somebody else) with no one judging you. You learn a lot about yourself, like the range & limits of your emotions. And you get better at the important skill of truly listening, which is a critical component of improv. Plus, you meet a lot of great people!
I consider improv a very affordable form of therapy haha!