Is the summer heat melting your creative energy away?
Has the lure of a summer vacation and kids being out of school distracted you from writing?
As an entrepreneur and sister writer, I know the feeling.
After all, it’s tempting to want to take a 3-month summer vacation (like we did as kids), but the reality is, you can’t.
Why? Because what you do RIGHT NOW for your business impacts the second half of the year. So get recharged! There are just 165 more days until December 31.
Perhaps it’s time for you to take a Mental Staycation — and pack your bags with your cool, creative strengths. There’s no more time for delays or excuses.
To stay cool, enjoy these five ways to recharge your creativity:
Organization and structure are my friends.
Press pause to look around and see what outer clutter is noisily seeking your attention. Grab a basket or box and fill it with 26 items you haven’t used in the last six months. Want to really declutter? Extend the timeframe to a year. (This is also fun to do with your family.) Next, take a field trip to a Dollar Store or office supply store and treat yourself to new and fun ways to organize your space. Finally, have you bought a new calendar yet and added special dates, timelines, and goals for the rest of 2017?
Donna Eden, the author of the best-selling Energy Medicine, suggests a 5-minute energy routine to ground your physical and emotional energies before the day starts. Who can’t take five minutes to do this as we know the Number 5 represents change?
Music soothes the creative soul.
Playing Theta wave music while you’re writing or working will change your brain waves. This is true as there’s scientific proof. If you’re faced with writer’s block or you’re pushing on a resistant deadline, then this will help you. It’s free and instant thanks to YouTube. Anything by Steven Halpern delights!
Sometimes the best thing to do is to do nothing. Be prepared that everyone and everything around you might argue when attempting this detached state—that’s ego saying, “You’re not enough if you stop doing!” Pause. Let go. Unplug. Why not try it for just 18 minutes each day and see what unfolds with your creativity?
Sometimes there’s comfort and wisdom to return to former projects where your creativity soared from an insight to an idea to instigation. Take an inner field trip to mentally walk through all that you’ve accomplished this year and in other years. The memories may help new mojo energies to resurface! Do you have an “I Love & Appreciate Me” file? Whether digitally or in a file folder, start keeping notes, kind words, testimonials, or whatever puts a smile on your face and reminds: You are creative! You are worthy! You are unique! You got this!
Consider these five simple ways
to recharge your creativity—there’s no need to see it melting away this hot summer.
For five days like dripping ice cream, you’ll get a cool email with one of the five Journal Adventures. They’re short and sweet. Better yet, they’re tasty reads to complete if I say so myself. “You had me at ice cream.”
Ready for a Mental Staycation?
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