Even if you feel you no longer got it, you probably had it as a child. Being playful is one of the ways to stop time, to fully be in the flow, to be immersed in what is going on right where you are. It requires concentration, lightly held to allow room for new things
Our lives consist of multiple facets that all grow and develop. Just not all at the same speed – remember puberty? (Hormones vs neocortex in the neverending battle of “is that actually a good idea”). Later, as our adult lives are chugging along, unless we get pushed from the outside, we rarely stop and check
How can you anchor your plans and goals in reality? Put them in your calendar. Treat this like an appointment with your future self. Especially if you are very busy, if you wait for a time “when you have time”, it just might never happen. Or not have the attention it deserves. Identify key steps
Don’t get hung up on criticism and definitions. Never stop creating. You will never know the range of difference this can make.