by BG Jenkins
Sometimes when we’ve been working really hard we need to take a break, and get a new look.
When you feel that you can’t pull another idea, another word, another creative thing from the deep dark recesses of your mind, get a new look.
When you’re in a dry spell and the Sonoran Desert is overtaking you, the hardships of life seem to be pressing in, and when all you want to do is hide, make an effort to look around, and get a new look on your life, and your surroundings.
Today, most of us spend hours on fruitless tasks, unproductive to do lists (these are great if they are working…make sure the things on your lists are productive), and on ineffective prospecting tactics for our businesses, and sometimes you feel the light on our path is growing dim. You have to find a way to bring back that creative juice to get you on your feet.
Get a new look…
Balance is everything, so make an effort to bring balance into your life.
Try these six “r’s” for starters to bring the magic back…
Sometimes just taking a break will help. Get away from your work for a bit and rest. Do something you love to do. Take a nap. Take a walk. Go see a movie. Play with your kids. “All work and no play makes for a dull boy/girl.”
Be thankful for what you already have, and congratulate yourself on the progress already made. Sometimes we are harder on ourselves than others are. Those perfectionist tendencies really can drain your creative flow. Lighten up. Rejoice over the things you have in life.
Exercise is an excellent benefit for building mental and physical strength. (Note to self…exercise is an excellent benefit…) Sometimes we feel that we don’t have time to exercise because of all of the daily living that we do, but this is necessary for maintaining health. Along with exercise comes nutrition. We want to feed our bodies good things. Reinvigorate your energy with exercise and nutrition.
Revive your passion. Passion is what keeps you motivated and working through on those projects that can drag you down. Reach down inside of you and find a way to pull it out!
Reading is a great way to renew your mind and get a new look on perspectives. Choose authors that uplift and motivate your ideas, and views on life in general. When we have dry spells looking at things from someone else’s view can change how we see ourselves and our situations.
Revamp your strategies to make sure they are working. You want to be productive in everything you do. If you aren’t making progress then revamp your strategies.
So, get a new look and appreciate the beauty that can come from a dry spell.