Havde her til morgen en lille snak med en kollega om, hvor vigtigt det er, at vi i forbindelse med læring, undervisning og andre udviklingsprogrammer får skabt et godt klima og en god stemning. Både for den enkelte deltager og for holdet som helhed.
Her et par forslag til, hvad man kan gøre.
Latter reducerer i bogstaveligste forstand stress. Mindre stress og jag øger indlæringsevnen. Så grin – og gør det gerne en ekstra gang. Og kan du ikke selv finde ud af det, så inviteter en lattercoach ind eller tag et kursus i det, så du selv kan "facilitere" læringslatter…
En anden metode er at junglere med bolde. Undersøgelser viser, at når man junglerer eller leger med at gøre det, så stimuleres forbindelsen mellem højre og venstre hjernehalvdel. Og det er med til at sikre, at den læring, der skal ske efterfølgende dels sker lettere … og dels huskes bedre.
Fik også her til morgen nyhedsbrevet Let´s talk Motivation!, hvor der er en lille artikel om de fordele, vi får ud af at lege. Læs artiklen og kom i gang.
The Power of Play
Think back to your youth. Remember those Saturday mornings
watching cartoons while eating your cereal? Were your
afternoons spent drinking Kool-Aid and skating? Those were
times when you didn't seem to have a care in the world.
You can still have fun like that. I'm not saying there is a
magical potion that will transform you into a child, but you
can recapture your child-like nature.
Just because you grow older doesn't mean you have to grow
There is power in playing. It is the power of remembering
who your authentic self really is, who you were going to be
before people told you, you "couldn't" or "shouldn't" or
"didn't have the talent to be" the person you were becoming.
When you start playing again (see the Action Step below) you
will awaken your inner child and begin to re-discover all
the dreams you buried over the years.
I'd like to offer an exercise to complete in the week ahead:
How do you start to play again? This is an amazing question,
because the process is both fun and enlightening. You are
about to turn on a light in a room that has been dark for
years (maybe decades). And it's going to be fun!
Here's what I suggest:
First, go to a quiet place with a journal or notebook and
Second, think back to your childhood. Close your eyes and
see a seven or eight-year-old version of yourself.
Now – here's the fun part — remember all of the things you
used to enjoy. Were you heavy into finger painting? Did you
never miss a favorite cartoon every Saturday morning? Were
you an excellent fort builder? Or was coloring more your
Make a list of 10 things you enjoyed doing. Here's a sample
1. Playing marbles
2. Cutting out paper dolls
3. Watching "The Bugs Bunny Show" on Saturday mornings
4. Collecting baseball cards
5. Skipping rocks in a pond
8. Dressing up in costumes
9. Riding a bike
Take a look at your list. Think about how much fun you're
going to have, because you're going to do these things
again! I want you to pick one or more of these activities
(or more) and spend some time — maybe an hour or so – every
week having fun.
Yes, go out and buy a coloring book and some crayons and
start coloring. Walk to the nearest body of water and skip a
rock or two or twenty. Grab a sketchpad or just a plain
piece of paper and draw a picture of your dog, a racecar or
As an adult, going out to dinner with friends is fun. But
nothing, I mean nothing, beats a good afternoon bike ride or
a Saturday morning with Daffy Duck.
Mark Victor Hansen – Co-Author of the Chicken Soup For The
Soul series of books. For over 26 years, Mark Victor Hansen
has focused solely on helping people in all walks of life
reshape their personal vision of what's possible for
themselves. Visit his site at http://www.markvictorhansen.com
— Mark is also the co-author of "The One Minute Millionaire"
book, go to http://www.getmotivation.com/qk.cgi/mvh-oneminute-bk