Activities, leisure, recreation, hobbies in life appear simple, perhaps small, however digging deeper, one finds a rich inner world. These interests define us, show our multi layered dimensions, and speak volumes even when we are not speaking. Revealed are color preferences, competitive or collaborative nature, knowledge base, rhythm, sense of humor, curiosity, vulnerability. And this is only the short list! Plato said “you can learn more about a person in a hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
I LOVE it when someone joins a game activity and states “I play to win.”
Clearly proclaiming, game ON! ” Play BIG or go home. BAM!
While others join the game to socialize and collaborate.
Again, individuality matters.
Activities provide opportunities to learn, flip on the mind/ body recall and sensory system. Don’t forget activities are available during every season of life and must NOT stop. JAMA of Psychiatry released an article linking leisure time and depression showing that “…being physically active three times a week reduces the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%.”
I hope that you find that as motivational as I do.
So what about an anchor? Consider its function. Weight, stability, guidance.
It also keeps a craft from drifting due to wind or current, can be temporary or permanent and vary in design and weight. My favorite activity anchor is power walking, during any season here in Pennsylvania. It resets my switch and I am ready for the winds of life and wherever they may blow.
I believe that activities across the lifespan become our human anchors and for that matter, lifelines.
Until we meet again, stay brilliant!
Founder, CEO Activity Pathways
Your mentor for impactful leadership &
creating meaningful connections through the power of activities.