Top 5 Ways to Tackle Creative Block with a Twist! – Week 2

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

Top 5 Ways to Tackle Creative Block with a Twist! – Week 2
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Top 5 Ways to Tackle Creative Block with a Twist!

Marie’s Guide to Brain Drain Mondays!

Follow this quick five-part series for a case of the Mental Monkey Monster Mondays! If you cannot get out today, try it sometime this week.

Time to Tackle the Mental Monkey Monday Monster!

Week 2 – Walk Away!

Getting back into the Monday morning swing presents enough challenges. Checking E-mails and playing catch-up from Friday, if you didn’t work over the weekend, makes for a mind sludge morning. Your creative juices may not be in the brain stream – yet. Not to mention, everyone is coming off Daylight Savings time. At your first break chance, just WALK AWAY! Monday brain overload exists, no matter what profession.

Previously, I worked with a man that would get up from his desk and pace in front of the massive window wall outlooking a courtyard. At first, I thought work stress got the best of him. Later, I asked about his pacing habits. He responded, “It helps my mind settle, process thoughts and think clearly.” Absolutely and not a doubt, he WAS RIGHT! Hence, I implemented the “WALK AWAY” concept into my daily life. At times, it represents a challenge, but is mentally worth it. Plus, you never know what you are going to find!

This Week’s Activity Twist!

For YOUR creative mental Monday well-being, this week take time to implement the “WALK AWAY” policy. At a scheduled time, just walk away from your desk, computer, work station or art table. Set a timer for 15 minutes on a mobile device or as a calendar notification. Go to the bathroom, walk to a window, go outside and breathe the fresh air, talk to someone for a moment and just WALK AWAY. Your brain will thank you for it and help tackle the MENTAL MONKEY MONDAY MONSTER!

I LOVE LOCAL!

In conclusion, if you want to get out and enjoy the world of notebooks, sketchbooks and maybe a nice pencil here are a few places I would look first! Check out:

Helping Hand Apps

  • HEADSPACE© – A 10-minute meditation app
  • Colorfly – Adult Coloring Book App: by Joycastle/li>

What is CREATIVE BLOCK?

Technically, there is not a formal definition for “Creative Block” as a dictionary term. “Creative Block” derives from the term “Writer’s Block.” Although, anyone working in ANY industry consistently can blame lack of thought or idea on “Creative Block.”

*My personal definition: I am beating my head against a virtual wall and the golden egg of creativity is NOT falling out!

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