Real magic emerges when practice is internalized, becomes habit and intersects with play in a state of flow and joy.
Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. Watch your actions, for they’ll become… habits. Watch your habits for they will forge your character. Watch your character, for it will make your destiny.
Today marks our sixth month learning the ins and outs of Word Press…poking and prodding the importance of playfulness for adults.
We are tickled pink when we strike a chord with a reader. To learn a posted story is useful takes us beyond personal amusement and blogging play.
Questions of course remain. From the beginning we have wondered what exactly is playfulness? Is it a learned skill, a longer term trait, or just a fun temporary state?
Is playfulness built into the human psyche? A way of being? And is play just an activity entered and left at will on a whim? Ultimately if play is a way of being can it be learned, turned into a habit, maintained over time, even enhanced, and if so to what end?
To our delight Professor René Proyer recently popped onto our radar.
Professor Proyer suggests adults can train themselves to become at least temporarily more playful. Could his work lead to more stimulating debate on what Playfulness really is? That Practicing Playfulness as a habit could be a means for long-term improved well-being? A tool for changingperspectives? We certainly hope so.
We were happy to see a recent flurry of similar articles from different media outlets so we’re only sharing one below. We’re confident you can google the rest if as excited (as we are) about the habit of playfulness.
Now more than ever a global mind shift to a more playful perspective could improve upon our state of equilibrium, collective well being, and a more relaxed world view.
To learn a little more about Professor Proyer’s research click below.
Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.