In a sense, this is a follow-up to the creative doldrums post and also a little bit of a follow-up the the "not the usual thing" post from a few weeks ago. It's something I advise people to do all the time. I haven't actually been following my own advice, though. And oddly enough, if you don't actually do the things, nothing changes!
This week, I'm going to shake things up a bit and see if I notice any difference in my thought patterns or creativity. At least three times this week, I'm going to veer off my normal path and see what happens.
Some things I might try:
- Watch a TV show or movie outside my normal interest fields
- Read a book outside my normal genres
- Read a magazine or even magazine article outside my normal areas
I decided to pursue this because of something I read last week (and darned if I can find it again!) that suggested things like reading or watching different things. I "cheated" a bit and started doing this over the weekend. I watched the movie "Jarhead" on Saturday, and on Sunday I watched a biography of John Travolta.
What new things might you try to change things up a bit?