As many of you know I’m currently researching play in coaching but my passion for play goes well beyond this. I’m also really curious how adults nourish their playfulness. It is so easy to drift out of play as an adult and increasingly shut it away. Carl Jung argued that as many of us grow older we take on the Senex (wise person) archetype, essentially eschewing play that isn’t somehow practical or productive. And yet there is a strong argument for keeping that child alive and nourishing their play and not taking ourselves too seriously.
So, as I said, I’m curious how people feed that child. As I’ve discussed with board games and play in general are a big part of my life. After two weeks of play at Christmas I really felt my creative juices flowing. It allowed me to set aside (or compost) 2020 and create space for 2021.