Monday Thoughts on Creativity: Clearing Your Mind

Hello Monday. You’re unexpected.

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Sometimes when I’m overly stressed, I can’t concentrate on creativity easily. It’s not a flowing process, so I need to cleanse my brain’s palette. There are two ways that I do this:

  • I make lists of everything I need to do. One of the things I constantly stress about is forgetting what needs to be done, and that can even keep me from sleeping well. Luckily there’s a simple solution: always having to-do lists. That’s easy enough!
  • When I get overwhelmed and have a hard time clearing my mind, I write haikus. I typically look up pictures of nature or the beautiful landscapes in Morrowind and write haikus about them, which is especially gratifying since haikus were originally intended to revolve around nature. Somehow this has a calming effect on me and clears my mind enough that I can let creativity take over.

A couple of weeks ago I asked what others do to relax themselves when they’re overly stressed, and I’m going to do a video about that soon. I got some great suggestions, so hopefully they’ll help you too! In the meantime:

Vlogging NaNoWriMo on YouTube

Big announcement! I’m going to be vlogging my experience with NaNoWriMo on YouTube! Every day I’ll have a new video up – that’s 30 days of NaNo videos. Check out yesterday’s on anxiety and procrastination here: http://youtu.be/4mza5VLsJc4.

Subscribe, like, comment – this is just another way to share my writing life and interact with other writers/readers! Here’s my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WAopzXd0sKnJ6UTIlTWDg/feed.

Share yours with me in the comments! 🙂