AUSTIN, Texas — It’s no secret that managing daily life tasks can be stressful. According to a Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report, the United States is the most stressed country in the world.
There are many ways to relieve stress like exercise or spending time with friends. However, studies show that adult “play,” or engaging in activities for pure enjoyment, also reduces anxiety and creates resilience. Lego, the world’s largest and most profitable toymaker, is now offering a range designed with stressed out adults in mind, offering a way to drown out the noise of the day and increase mindfulness.
Spectrum News’ Dr. Nicole Cross spoke with Dr. Carrie Barron, psychiatrist and director of the Creativity for Resilience Program at Dell Medical School in Austin about the benefits of play therapy for adults.