Posted: 5th January 2017
A space for you to do what you want, how you want to, without any restrictions.
I know, you are just back at work and the last thing you want to hear is take more time out..
However I feel it is worth finding out the benefits of allowing some creative space.
When did you do something just for fun?
When did you last play?
If, like many, letting go and relaxing is hard to do, here are some tips on why you should.
Play is important, and allowing yourself to play opens up possibilities that may not be accessible in any other way.
Play is important for problem solving and creativity.
Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to walk away from it. Give yourself a break from whatever is stressing and go and do something fun.
Allowing your mind to indulge in play creates just the right condition for your brain to work things out. You will return to your work refreshed and renewed, ready to tackle your conundrum with a clear head.
Google have designated play areas for their staff and Richard Branson allows his staff at Virgin to take as much time off as they want. The return on the work delivered appears to justify this approach.
Play reduces stress.
Looking for humour in the most gruelling of situations is difficult but it will keep you sane. It also is a good leveller when dealing with awkward people.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge
Humour is a base emotion used as a coping mechanism in both world atrocities as well as day to day mundaneness.
Play makes perseverance fun and enhances creative thinking.
Play reduces stress, ensuring you’ll be healthier, happier and more effective in business and personal life.
Play helps you build stronger relationships.
Whether business to business or with clients it pays to be able to share a lighthearted sense of the world’s ironies. To invest in mutual storytelling and the near misses of life. This sort of play enhances relationships. Playful communications create a climate for easy connection which can lead to deeper, more rewarding relationships.
Start the New Year as you mean to go on, get a balance between work and play..
So don’t be afraid to walk away from the laptop, turn off the smartphone, take a deep breath and….
…have some fun, enjoy some Creative Space knowing that long term it will benefit you and your business.
How do you use creativity in your business? please comment below
If you would like to create some creative space and solve a business conundrum as well please join me on my next Creative Away Day.
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