Posts tagged play
Play Time

I’ve noticed a trend in a majority of my adult friends: when we talk about play, it's all fun and games...but when one is asked to actually bring more play into daily life, the excuses start flowing in.  

Why do we feel this way?

Play in adulthood has often been associated with wasting time, being non-productive, and the opposite of work. Added to the moral guilt is the issue of time. In many instances, it feels like just one more thing to add to the "to-do" list.

It's no wonder, then, that in our productivity-driven society, play is something that is left to weekends, vacations, or something done only with kids.

Segregating play in this way is killing our creative nature.

But play with me here: what if we shifted perspectives?

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How To Be Creative

It is easy to get stuck in our thinking of how we are supposed to be creative.

Particularly in online circles, we begin to see similar types of art or phrases or colors or patterns.  Albeit unconsciously, others try to match their creative expression to the types of art or people they see as successful.

Too often, the same types of art are churned out - copy after copy.

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