Creative play is a powerful activity, one you should work to make time for if you hope to remain nimble, energized, and (hopefully) innovative. It’s an idea that can be arrived at via diverse routes; people explain it differently, justify it differently, and engage in it differently.
Recently I wandered into Paddy Donnely‘s article on doodling.
What I want to talk about is the escaping from the real world/daydreaming/letting your mind run free/keeping yourself sane aspect of doodling. Switching your brain on standby from the real world is a tough but worthwhile activity that you should indulge in whenever you can.
It’s a great article. He’s clearly a card carrying member of the “play” club, and he’s put some TLC into his article to enhance the content and add value to the whole endeavor. Bravo, sir.