What is play?
“Play is a state of mind, rather than an activity… an absorbing, apparently purposeless activity that provides enjoyment and a suspension of self-consciousness and sense of time. It is also self-motivating and makes you want to do it again...
In order to live a satisfying life, it is not enough to have an absence of negative feelings; we also need pleasurable experiences that help cultivate positive feelings, such as happiness, joy, excitement, and delight.
Do something and Play
Engaging in play is often effortless and exciting, and we may lose awareness of self and sense of time while deeply engaged in play. This loss of self-awareness is referred to as a "flow" state.