For me, work also includes things I "have to do," such as making dinner. When I was a teenager, cooking was fun. Now that I do it every day, it's work. Actually, a lot of things I used to consider play have--without my realizing it--passed over to the work category. I don't want it to be that way. And I especially don't want my current playtime activities--like my writing--to turn into work.
Wouldn't it be great if we could turn our work back into play? How do we do that? I know part of it is our attitude, but I think we can also do things to help turn our work back into play. Trying something new, adding fun music, listening to audiobooks while working, and working with other people all make my work more enjoyable. What helps you turn your work into play?