Ludic means of, relating to, or characterized by play. Ludic derives from the Latin ludus (play or sport). Ludic was coined around the 1940’s by psychologists who wanted a term for what children do (you know, play).
Ludic may have started off as word to describe the actions of a child, however it has quite outgrown it’s origins. Ludic is now used to describe anything from writing to clothing to architecture and design. Really, ludic can be used to describe anything that is fun or whimsical or lighthearted in nature and style.
We are always doing everyday kinds of things, but let’s make them ludic to add a certain delight to it all!
Life deserves a lot more things that are ludic. We all need to play and laugh and just find joy more. Yes, there are times and places to be serious but we must balance that with amusement and merriment and simple fun. When was the last time you were silly just because? Or the last time you did something for the mere fun of it? Take some time to add some ludic activities to your days and be glad that you did! Nobody ever wished that they had laughed less!
Namaste ~ Ella
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