We always have the choice to be light and playful or to be heavy and serious. No situation at home or work demands that we be heavy and serious. We go for heavy and serious strictly out of habit.
Whenever we choose light and playful, we feel and do better and so do those around us. So why not go for light and playful, like, always?
In your corner,
PS: Light and playful can include respectful and appropriate. The big, sad, critical, or important situations may still tempt us to say, “Wow, I really need to be heavy and serious now.” Instead, in those situations, I recommend we go with a version of light and playful called caring and helpful.