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Day 2 ADVENTure

Playful Ways to Ramp Up Creative Energy

By Chris Dunmire | Posted 4/2/23 | Updated 5/18/24


"Play is the highest form of research." —Albert Einstein


It doesn't take an Einstein to realize that playing is good for us. Play is essential for everyone at every age and stage of life, says life coach and speaker Marianne St. Claire, who writes about the multiple benefits of play which include increased creativity, longevity, and energy. She says:

"Play is extremely important for humans from birth to death. Play is not meant to be just for children. It is a form of release and connection that can tap into creativity and can allow you the chance to connect with your inner child and the inner child of others."

Play is so important that the intent of these ADVENTures is to connect you with your child-like sense of wonder, curiosity, and amusement. No matter your age, I challenge you to invite more play into your days this month.

Did you know that making an activity fun is one way to get past creativity blocks like procrastination and perfectionism?

First Kaizen-Musing* Lesson:


PlayIf you're feeling stuck on a project or task ask yourself, "how can I make this more fun?"

To help you remember the energy play can unleash, design a personal "play-cronym."

Use the letters P L A Y as an acronym, anchor, or to set an intentional approach you might use when play can help you be more at ease, open to experience, and productive.

Examples:

Anchor / Mantra: "This one has hidden fun."

Playcronym: Perfectly Laughable All Year

Playku:
skipping here and there
hopping froggedly around
amusement is mine

*Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ founded by Jill Badonsky, MEd.

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