Artist Alemtsehay Wedajo at Tobiya poetry night

You probably weren’t having fun if you’ve ever attempted to learn a skill or improve your athletic ability. According to cognitive studies on mood and emotion in learning, having fun with any activity increases attentiveness and recall. Dopamine production rises when learning or experiencing anything enjoyable; when this neurotransmitter circulates in your brain, it boosts your mood and increases your ability to focus on both huge ideas and minute details. Additionally, there is a pleasure since learning more causes the release of more dopamine. And educational games and physical activities engage more of the senses, which engages auditory, kinetic, and other forms of learning to facilitate retention. Adults can enjoy happier lives by acting like children and playing. According to a 2013 Swiss study that was published in the European Journal of Humor Research, playful adults led happier, more fulfilling lives. 255 persons participated in the study and were asked to rate their level of interest in engaging in fun activities as well as their present physical and mental health. Researchers cited the prevalence of playfulness in both mental and physical activities, such as sports or outdoor pastimes, as well as its broad definition as the capacity to find enjoyment in a given scenario. The study’s findings showed a consistent pattern: Life satisfaction and psychological wellbeing were worse among adults who engaged in little to no mental or physical activity. Adults who were physically active and playful scored highly, as did those with a sizable interest in nonphysical playfulness.

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