It has long been understood that allowing people to play with “toys” increases their creative ability, and this is a concept which is relevant in the fitness industry; as well as in business.
When the mind is actively working on a project that isn’t directly related to the goal you are trying to accomplish, it can grow and allows for the possibility of creating more unique and complex thoughts.
Business have begun letting their employees play with “toys” even during business hours for this reason, and it is a practice which you can easily adapt to your own life!
Why Do Adults Need Toys?
There have been many studies in the past on the ability of “play” time to improve the creative thinking and cognitive function of young children, and these same concepts absolutely apply to adults as well.
Stimulating the brain with play-time activities such as Lego’s or the UXNinja Blocks will ultimately let you or your co-workers develop a strong mind overall, and a mind that can more easily think “outside the box.”
This is a necessary trait of any good business, to promote innovation and advancement of the company overall!
Reducing “playtime” has almost always correlated with less creative thinking and more burnout; and allowing for more of this time in your business schedule will absolutely engage your co-workers and employees in their work more efficiently!
Breaking Through Mental Barriers
One of the greatest ways that playing with toys enhances a business overall is that it helps you break through mental barriers. I am sure we all understand the feeling of working on a project painfully and exhaustively, without being able to find an appropriate solution.
By taking the time to “play” you will effectively clear your mind and allow for new thoughts, which will take you through your barrier faster than you could ever have thought!
Using Toys to Build Your Workout Program
This concept can also be incredibly useful when planning your training sessions as well! If you have trouble with only thinking of one type of workout, or you are stuck in your goals, take a moment to play with some Lego’s!
This type of mental stimulation can help you find the best combination of exercises to enhance your boring routine, and I am sure that in the long run you will benefit greatly from the additional mental stimulus.
Regardless of your goals in business or fitness, it is apparent that taking the time to “play” with appropriate forms of toys can have a huge impact on your creative ability, and ability to break through mental barriers!