I have a love-hate relationship with summer. Especially July.
Inevitably, summer for me -- and July is always the worst -- is a frustrating time, as much as it can be relaxing. Life slows down (because it does) and it feels like it slows down even more because of the humidity. And I find my brain slows down, too.
I tell myself now that this is what summer is all about and to just chill. Don't fight the slo-mo reality. Now that I'm more mindful of my sluggishness during the summer, I don't beat myself up about it as much.
To mitigate my frustration and creative blocks, I now proactively view summer as an annual opportunity to give myself permission to take a solid break from constant writing and idea-generating. I use this time to explore other things I like to do, or want to learn more about and to open my world a bit more. I see this exploration as a form of zooming out and it usually helps me to see things anew from this vantage point, which can often be pretty exciting.
No matter what kind of creative animal you are, if you're feeling a little blocked or your creative spark needs just a little bit of fueling, consider trying some of these super useful tips that I found at the website Creative Boom to get your mojo up and running again.
For my other useful "Tips To Go" posts on adaptation rights and task management, please click here and here!
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