Bettina Moss
Nov 16, 2014 · 2 min read

46 Days to Go: Turning 50! #50GlowTips I’m sharing to Spread the Glow!

46 Days to go until I turn 50! So I’ve decided to share 50 GlowTips to Get Your Glow ON – one per day, in no particular order of importance and just as they come to me…

And here’s GlowTip 5:

#GlowTip 5: Playtime! You’re never to old to have fun playing with your friends (and family).

I’m not talking about getting together for coffee or drinks for a whinging session about everything that’s wrong in your life and with this world. I know a lot of people end up doing this and it’s a Big Downer.

I’m talking about actual physical play – like you did when you were a kid!

We all raced around playing, having fun and squealing with laughter as children, but so many adults seem to have given this up. But just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you should stop playing.

It’s not childish and inappropriate. In actual fact, it’s through play that we tap into our genius. (and yes, we ALL have it – Good News!).

Playing is good for all ages! It allows us to de-stress, it boosts our energy and it’s good for our physical and mental health.

I have loved tennis since I was a tiny – and it’s something that gives me a huge amount of pleasure.

Tennis Tarts is not about being stuffy and serious. We are very serious about the game, but we don’t take ourselves seriously at all. That doesn’t mean we’re not trying our very best. We go all out – because we all want to play an excellent game. But there is always a lot of shrieking and hilarity (as well as a lot of profanity – well, we are letting off steam!) on the court.

We’re lucky that our court is in a wetlands conservation area. Sometimes we stop playing to watch the pelicans gliding above us. We stare up at the sky enjoying the view and catching our breath. Those are always Glow Moments.

And after the game we enjoy our customary bottle (or two!) of bubbly and more laughter.

Tennis is a physical and mental workout – which I love. And I hope we never stop playing – because laughter and fun in the fresh air definitely makes me feel fantastic and Gets my Glow On!

Do you remember what activities you loved as a child? Try doing them again now and you’ll feel that same sense of joy and enthusiasm! When we laugh and play and have fun, we tune into the Good Stuff and Spread the Glow!

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