When was the last time you played and laughed like no-one was watching? When falling and failing was fun rather than embarrassing?
If you're sighing, rather than smiling with the memory of that moment, then hold on... Bringing playful movement back to the forefront of your training has many benefits. Taking yourself a little less seriously is a great way to overcome burnout and get your mojo back. Add friends into the mix will help you feel less isolated, especially if you've been sidelined for a while with illness.
You have the control to make space in your life for pure fun. All you need to do is give yourself permission. And when you do, here are some ideas to lift your spirits.
1. Climb a tree
2. Hop and jump
Challenging your balance, coordination and body strength using playground favourites like hopscotch, or taking to the park to find logs, benches or playgrounds to clamber over. Here is some inspiration from my own outdoor playtime. If you're embarrassed at the thought of hopscotch, a search on Google told me that Roman soldiers used to hopscotch 100ft wearing armour to build endurance!