A clear sky with moon and a blanket of stars greeted me last night. We’ve had so many clouds lately that I hadn’t seen stars in quite a while!
I was struggling with writer’s block. You know… the kind that you just can’t shake! I’d been thinking about my editorial calendar for the next couple of weeks, and had hit a wall in my mind.
There are two main strategies that I use on a regular basis to solve problems in my business and personal life. For me, it always comes down to taking a different approach either physically or mentally.
This is part 1 – changing your physical environment.
Stepping outside is one of my “reset buttons.” We live in a small rural community where the sidewalks are rolled up by 8 p.m., so it is very quiet outside. You might hear coyotes howling, a few cows in the distance, or dogs barking, but not much else!
There is just something about looking at the stars that reminds me of how small I am. And how small my problems are when compared to the vast universe.
During the day, I’ve used stretches, jumping jacks, yoga and vocal exercises as physical change.
Tapping into your creative well can be tough, especially if your muse is on strike like mine was!
Our businesses need our creativity and unique approach to grow and thrive, so we constantly need to be trying new ways to reach our inner well.
Try changing your physical environment the next time you are working on your business – let me know how it goes in the comments below!
P.S. Part 2 in this series will be published tomorrow – don’t miss it!
Kelly is known as a problem-solver, volleyball enthusiast, and has an intense love for God, her husband, and their daughters. She posts tips and articles on her company blog at www.upwarddesigns.com and shares in The Art of Creative Online Marketing – a free LinkedIn group (would you like to join? Click on this link to request access: http://bit.ly/2Gw9pZK )