I spent all of Memorial Day outside pulling weeds. I have a large property up in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California. Between work and driving my son to and from San Francisco almost every day–a three hour round trip drive–I don’t have much time to get outside these days and garden. Mostly I just try to keep the weeds at bay.
I love being outside and working on the property, although I’d rather spend time actually gardening–creating beautiful landscapes. That said, I get great satisfaction from seeing things looking neat and clean–as much as a mountainous landscape can be neat and clean. Having my hands in the dirt makes me feel grounded and centered. Plus, time away from my computer rejuvenates me. I don’t often get away from my computer for a whole day. It’s nice to have a break.
Lately I’ve been feeling kind of…well…blah. I’ve had a hard time getting geared up for my bigger projects and just keeping up with day-to-day work. Have you ever felt this way? Is it tough to feel inspired? Maybe it’s time to find a way to rejuvenate yourself.
We all get burned out. It’s important to feed our souls. Creative people need to take time to find things that feed their passions and their inner selves. How do you do that for yourself? This is an important question to answer.
What rejuvenates you? Do you feel more inspired after you exercise? Meditate? Garden? Study? Have a day off? Read something inspiring? Go to a mastermind group?
Create time on your calendar each week or month to rejuvenate yourself and your writing. Make it not just a “to do” but a “must do.”