Happy April Fools’ Day! Let me get something out of the way right now. There will be now April Fools’ Day pranks on this blog, so you can breathe a big sigh of relief and read this post without skepticism or cynicism. I think there are more than enough pranks and sill jokes to go around on this day, so I like to opt out.
While I decided not to prank you guys, I did want to make something themed around April Fools’ Day. It’s a fun day (at least in small doses), and I was thinking about how some of use love it and some of us feel frustrated by it. My theory is that it all comes down to playfulness. The more playful you are, the more you will enjoy little jokes and pranks. It also explains why I like this holiday when it falls on the weekend but why I might have trouble with it on a Monday morning 😉
Did you know that playfulness is actually something that psychologists study and measure? When I started doing research for my latest quiz, I was surprised to find playfulness scales for adults, teenagers, and children. Makes sense to me. Play is a powerful thing! It brings us together, helps us fight stress, and opens us up to creativity.
So on this most playful day of the year, I feel like it’s only appropriate to ask: Are You Playful? I personally consider myself to be a pretty playful person, but probably I am not as playful as I’d like to be. I’m still working on that whole stress management thing 😉
P.S. If you’re feeling even more April Fools-y, take a couple past themed April Fools quizzes:
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on Are You Playful? Is it true for you?
- Do you like April Fools’ Day? Why or why not?
- What’s the best April Fools’ Day prank you’ve ever seen?