Find Flow While Swimming in Pool
Playing in a backyard or public swimming pool creates flow. There are many ways that taking a dip can increase creativity. First, water is refreshing. The tank’s temperature stimulates the senses. Secondly, jumping in the water engages the brain in spontaneous play. It clears the brain’s cobwebs when writing all day. Finally, moving the body releases fear, tension, and anxiety that builds during a work day.
The Games People Play
Remember childhood pool games? Two favorites are Marco Polo and Dive for Coins (or weighted rods). Perhaps seeing who could hold their breath the longest found its way into your swim memories, too? Writers need bodily experiences to create literary bodies such as plays, short stories, and poems. Even yelling Cowabunga! during a cannonball is enough to enter flow. Looking for some ideas to get the party going? Check out blogger Laurie Turk’s post on 20 Fun Swimming Pool Games here: https://tipjunkie.com/fun-swimming-pool-games-for-kids/
Enjoy an swim. Find a a public pool such as the YMCA or YWCA. Or, jump in a private pool. Play in whatever way feels authentic to you. When you get done, take out your journal and record the experience. Hopefully, it goes swimmingly!
Here’s to growing your flow,