Over the last couple of years I’ve “played” less and less. I’ve felt obliged to work on the next most important thing™ on my todo list. The result has been less then ideal. In an effort to stay productive by not distracting myself from what I saw as the most important thing, I instead led myself into a destructive mindset that took the enjoyment out of work. Sometimes the best thing for you to do is pick something new, fun, and exciting and set aside some time to play with it. Don’t set any goals or constraints, just play. Don’t worry about the todo list, or all the other “more important things” on your plate, instead have fun.