Although I don’t see myself as an event planner in the future; the knowledge I gained from observing this event has provided me with concrete visual, and discerned data on crafting and successfully maintaining an environment in which people feel recreationally at leisure – by combining fun with relaxation – and by allowing people to execute desires that would otherwise go unattended throughout one’s day. Desires that would constitute the “Self-Esteem”, and “Love and Belongingness” aspects of Maslow’s pyramid.
Self-esteem being a factor because students would be able to display their skills [via the various activities] for others to see – and “Love and Belongingness”, in that a warm and focused social environment was provided for them to do so at this event. Normally, I do not attend these events, and I was under the impression that not very many people did – however, when I arrived to observe – I was met with quite the contrary. This brings me to my first point – motivation.
What would motivate people to take time out of their free time to attend a mid-level, University-Sanctioned gathering? As would be expected, the activities provided for students to partake in could be compared to an elementary school fall celebration, so the primary reason for students to attend, I can confidently say is social motivation. As I watched them partake in these activities, I noticed that they were only half-interested in doing the activity, once they had been successfully able to strike up conversation with others in attendance.
Physical activity by far provides the greatest demand for energy. Discuss how the intensity and duration of the exercise period and the relative contributions of the body’s means for energy transfer affect performance. In your answer mention availability of O2, food fuels used, energy threshold points, enzyme control and how the fitness of the participant affect performance. 20 marks Intensity is ...
It seemed to me as though the activities were glorified conversation starters and nothing more, a way for people to meet new people – for new relationships to form. There are many other motivational factors that played a part in producing student attendance – but to sum them all up I would say that the founding factor would be human to human interaction. WHAT type of interaction and WHY was it being sought – those factors would vary greatly from person to person, but would always come back to the foundational factor of human to human interaction.
This event, based on what went on – is by definition an event of recreation and includes play – and little to no leisure (with the exception of the few students who insisted on enjoying the various activities alone).
This event included a vast array of activities such as arts and crafts, themed foods, NON-electronic games, and much more. The setup for this event could be likened to stations as one might have experienced in kindergarten. The reason this event is less leisure and more recreation is because of the mindset involved during this event – as leisure relates more to one’s state of mind.
This event involved active participation (play), and there was never any downtime – as each moment was spent engaged in conversations and/or activities. Now, one might argue that being engaged in such conversations and activities is a person’s personal choice and perspective of leisure, but based on the idea that each person was powered by a personal motivation (involving a light form of mental work), I would disagree that this was a leisure activity.
An example of this would be a guy who decided to go to the pumpkin decorating table, not because he cared to decorate pumpkins, but because he knows doing so will be a great conversation starter with the cute girl he’s been eyeing since the event began. In conclusion, I feel as though, through my observation, I was allowed to witness the gears and machinery involved in the human mind when it comes to recreation and leisure.
Identify different activities that may be regarded as leisure activities Walking – Outdoor activity of moderate exercises around a park or to sight. Swimming – No impact activity, condition friendly exercise in a pool facility Gym – A low intensity activity that allows individuals to improve specific condition and reach personal goals. Sports such as badminton, basketball etc… – Social ...
I can definitely see how complicated and in depth planning a recreational activity can be, as the planning for the event begins with the psychological constructors (or building blocks) available in the human brain, as opposed to the first task being figuring out which color bounce house to choose. I didn’t quite understand before, but recreation and leisure seems 80 percent psychological, and 20 percent physical – and when one considers the limitless nature of the human mind – the possibilities for new types of recreation and leisure are astounding!