Success in Tetris is not just about placing the block quickly or well. The most vital element and the key to success is looking at what blocks are coming up.
Anticipating what’s coming next and making a plan to what your next move could be is key as the pressure mounts.
We can learn from play and in life we need to look up and see what’s coming towards us, especially as we approach key stages or deadlines.
All too often we react to what is there and not to what could be possible. Anticipation is vital.
So we were driving back home this evening and to while away the journey we decide to play ‘how many yellow cars?’, which is a game where you all say how many yellow cars you think that you will see before you get home? The one who is closest to their number wins. Now I am not telling this story because I won (oh and I won ‘how many Christmas trees?’ too, LOL).
No, the reason for it is, that before smartphones and tech, those were the kind of games we all played to avoid boredom, but the avoidance of boredom that involves using your own imagination and then playing something with a group of others is what leads to fun, creativity, memories and so much more than can be offered by a 6 inch glass screen that you are singularly connected to.
Get out of the tech and count yellow cars for a more fulfilling life.