A Change of Scenery
In the last post I wrote about the importance of doing other things in order to fill the creative well. One of the activities I find most helpful–particularly when I’m feeling stuck–is travel. Even a day trip can clear up the confusion. Sometimes we need new perspective on and distance from our work. Travel has always done that for me. There’s also something about being in a new, unfamiliar setting that shakes things up. I think this is because we’re apt to pay closer attention to new places, to note things that are unusual, strange, or beautiful, mostly because our environment is novel.
An important lesson from travel–novelty. It’s something worth cultivating in our own day-to-day lives, at home.