This is a crosspost from a Simple Blissful Life. It is one of the posts in my continuing series on Finding Stillness, my ways of becoming still within within without meditating. Follow the tag to read the other posts.

My favorite way to play right now is working in my art journals.

Going through my little case filled with scrap paper and matching pieces for my journal is so beautiful and playful.

In a way, creating art like this is limitless. I don’t have any expectation, any trepidation (what I do have when I make a big art piece or write a blog post on a topic I feel insecure about).

Playing also increases joy and is so addictive.

And that feeling at the end of the day, when I am all played out, is pure stillness, showing itself in a deeply satisfied smile.