I think we men have an inherent creativity when it comes to play time. Not all of us are great at accessing that creativity, of letting it come out and play, but I think most men have this innate gift.
I mean, we were the boys who played so well — who built forts, who created different worlds in our bedrooms, who made cars screech and skid and launch on the folds of our bedsheets. We’ve got that in us — we’re like the artisans of playtime.
This playtime craftsmanship is a HUGE asset for us, and you’d do well to learn how to channel your inner fort-maker, hide-seeker, world-maker.
Break The Seal
For me, it’s hard to come out of the shell most times — to get away from the computer and the designs and emails, and get down on the floor, muster up the energy to break the seal on my exhaustion, and start shaping some play… but when I do…
When I do get past feeling sorry for myself and play with my 1.5 year old son, if I really get into play mode, it’s world-changing — my son feels good, he giggles and chortles and stops being such an a-hole, and normally that fills his love-tank enough for him to run off and do his own thing for a while… which I don’t end up noticing cuz i’m building some bad-ass tower of blocks, like, turrets, spires, the whole nine yards.
Watch the vid…
You are man. You pierce your world with ground-swells of creativity and belly laughs and everything around you erupts with joy, like sped-up footage of flowers blossoming… except inside the flowers are fireworks… and free electronics.
Tell us how you do it! How do you hack play time? What tips do you have for channeling your creativity? What kind of tricks has your creativity come up with? Tell us in the comments!