Adults Enter Flow with Playtime
What was your favorite craft to do as a child during playtime? Chances are the activities still appeal to the kid within you. Playtime is beneficial in many ways. First, it allows the brain downtime from the stressors of a demanding job or jobs. (Let’s get real. Most creatives hold multiple jobs to make a living. Musicians, artists, dancers, and writers all create, yet often teach, too.) Next, playtime taps into childlike wonder, which fuels creativity. Finally, taking downtime while coloring with gel markers or looping potholders is simply relaxing.
The Games People Play
A Spirograph design kit was one of my favorite activities as a child. It was so much like my Dad’s drafting desk! He would take me to Teledyne Penn-Union on Saturday mornings where he would do overtime. He set me up with wheels, circles, and triangles, and, then, pin them in place. Then, he would sharpen colored pencils and give me a few different colored pens. I was out of his hair for a few hours! A few years later, Santa gave me the real deal. Also, I enjoyed my Etch-a-Sketch, Slinky, and Colorforms, too.
Take out your journal. For 15 minutes remember and write about activities you enjoyed as a child. Maybe. like my father, you played kick the can? Then, pick one item in your inventory and either find it in your own home or purchase a playtime kit. You probably have items in your home to do a homemade project, like paper mache. Sound fun? Look here for details: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/no-cook-paper-mache-paste-recipe-1253087
Here’s to growing your flow,