Exercise #4 in Stage Three – Play
What was something you remembered doing as a kid? Try it again. If you have kids, raid the toy box for toys you loved playing with when you were young. Fashion Plates™ still exist. (I know because I just ordered some, ostensibly for my daughter.) Spirograph® is still around too. Treat yourself to a favorite toy and experience the thrill of creating again. Maybe Barbie™ could use some new furniture. You can make her some even if she’s not there to watch. Maybe you built worlds of Lego®. You’re in for a treat when you discover all that Lego® has to offer you now. Of course, if you have kids of your own, you probably don’t have to go far to get your hands on some Legos®. You may still be feeling the pain from all of the ones you walked over today.
If you don’t have the joy of toys lying all around your house, treat yourself to something. Put a new box of crayons in your basket the next time you are at the grocery store or buy some school glue and construction paper. Your creative journey starts with your childhood. Go back there through your favorite creative toy.
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