Project: Make time to play everyday. It’s good for your imagination

 

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” – Carl Jung

 

“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.” -Jean Piaget

 

 

At Seymour, we couldn’t agree more with Carl and Jean, and their words are even more crucial in this technologically dominated era.  Seymour believes that taking time away from the computer every day to exercise a different set of mind muscles is crucial to keeping your imagination healthy and elastic.

 

This project exists simply to encourage you to visit your childhood self and recall the joy you found in unfettered play.

 

We invite you to browse the Play section of Seymour Magazine. We hope it will help to remind you of all the free playful activities at your disposal and that it will stimulate you to incorporate one (or more!) into your daily life.

 

Go ahead:

 

carouse, carry on, cavort, clown around, cut up, dally, dance, fool around, frisk, frolic, gambol, go on a spree, horse around, idle away, joke, jump, kibitz, kick up heels, let go, let loose, let your hair down, make merry, mess around, rejoice, revel, romp, show off, skip, sport, toy, trifle.

 

For added inspiration, here’s a selection of favorite games and childhood activities submitted by Seymour’s readers as part of a recent survey we conducted:

 

Stick ball

Skipping rounders

Playing jacks

Skateboarding

Hide and seek

Monopoly

Hot Wheels

Learning to surf

Building with Lego

Kickball

Riding my bike to town

Whiffle ball

Football

Tag

Kissing & hugging

 

 

See what you’ve been missing?  Get out there and play like the child you once were.

That feeling of creative freedom is still inside you. Go find it.