The Art of Playing
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” —Plato
Working is an essential part of life, but dreading Monday mornings or a time clock is not.
How much of our creative process at work relies on our ability to make sure we have play time? Most of it! Making sure to balance play or even integrating it into our work enables higher productivity and better results.
When we feel pressured and stressed the ideas may lock up and the flow of your work becomes stifled. Keeping laughter and a little jovial space at the work place is a must-have.
If you find yourself dreading the office space at times, perhaps finding a way to fun it up would do you some good. The joy that sparks from some minor changes within your space and outlook will contagiously invigorate playfulness and productivity in those you work with.
p.s. I always am interested in what you think about these discussions. Please post your thoughts on the blog…your constructive criticism and support is appreciated!
Dr. Lynn K. Jones, Certified Personal and Executive Coach
Your Mojo Maven
The art of playing is one we all must try to master! Making work fun definitely makes a difference! And recharging with some good old fashioned play time helps too, but there is no reason work has to be all bad. Make it fun, it helps!
So true, Calla. Research shows that when people have fun at work they are more productive and the results go right to the bottom line. Hard to beat that!
Sometimes I really do dread Mondays, but that usually indicates that I need time off. Without professional business coaching I don’t know if I would have realized that. A life coach I know made some great recommendations and now I feel like my life is more balanced.
That is awesome, Jeremy. Dreading Mondays is no fun! Glad you have achieved the life balance that you needed.
Say, whenever I played with my food, my mom said “knock it off.” So I did. heh heh Teaching fitness classes is like play some of the time. Thanks for the reminder.
Fitness really is better when it is more fun! Thanks for making it so for so many people, Kymberly!