By neglecting regular, restorative breaks in our routine, we are inviting creative starvation.
It happens to all of us.
You’ve been tasked with writing an article. Or a speech. Or a blog post.
You sit, staring at a blank screen, because you can’t seem to put two cogent thoughts together.
Congratulations. You have writer’s block.
When this happens to me, I take a walk. Or go for a drive. Maybe watch a movie.
And many times, simply talking through my predicament with a colleague or friend is enough to kick start my creative processes.
But sometimes – sometimes – nothing comes to mind at all.
That’s because writer’s block is symptomatic; it means it’s time to stop. Take a knee. Re-fill the tank. Recharge.
It is said that in music the pauses are just as important as the notes in the score.
The same is true in our personal, professional, and creative lives. Pausing for reflection, and renewal, is as natural – and
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