Week Two: Play

Your STRONG Challenge continues by rediscovering Play! Research affirms that we are STRONGER when we are having fun; remember the number of times in a day you laughed as a kid? Remember feeling invincible? What about now?

This week, embrace your inner child. Go for a walk to the nearest park, build a snowman, or enjoy a winter hike. Watch a favorite movie from your childhood, or schedule a board game night with your family (there are great options for playing online!).

Rediscovering your joy will add to your foundation of strength. You were made to PLAY!



The Importance of Play for Adults

If you miss the carefree days of childhood–playing with friends, tackling challenges with little fear, and chasing your passions without apology, this week is for you.

This week, we’re encouraging you to tap into the things that bring you happiness. Adults need play just as much as children do, even if our playtime looks a little different now than when you were a child. It’s an essential part of self-care, proving stress release, enrichment, novelty, and pleasure.

Want to know more? The Importance of Play for Adults from Psych Central is a great starting point!

What to Expect This Week:

On January 11th, you’ll receive this week’s Strong Challenge email. On Wednesday, check your inbox for a dose of weekly motivation, information on upcoming local events or activities, a healthy recipe, or anything else that might help you on your journey.

Still waiting to sign up? Don’t miss out! Register Here to join in on our Cortland YMCA #StrongChallenge. Current YMCA members who do not already have their RecDesk login, please call the Cortland Y at (607) 756-2893 to get your account information or register over the phone.

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