I keep reading articles lately about art therapy and seeing beautiful colouring books for adults. While I do love a stress-busting colouring in session with Mushroom, one of my favourite ways to unwind is playing with Lego*.
For Mushroom’s birthday back in March, he finally graduated from Duplo to Lego, receiving a box of Lego Juniors and a big yellow box. The Juniors box is mostly cars and construction, which Mushroom likes, but our favourite is the big yellow box as it has more variety of colours and you can let your imagination run away with you (well, Mushroom can. He’s the Master Builder in our house).
I’m not a Master Builder
I like to follow the instructions. I use my imagination in my writing and when building with Lego, I find that focusing on the instructions, looking for the right pieces and putting them together really keeps my mind in the present moment and yes, I feel a sense of achievement with the finished product!
Mushroom, on the other hand, will often just start building and when I say “What are you making?” He’ll tell me “I don’t know yet.” We can sit together in relative silence for up to an hour, just creating.
Have you ever found yourself lost in the creative flow with Lego? We can’t be the only Mindful Master Builders around! 😉
*Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post or a review. I was just thinking about meditation and mindfulness and Lego popped into my head! We do love it 🙂