Whilst I consider myself a creative and imaginative person, I have recently found myself in an odd rut. A creative rut, but a rut nonetheless. I still read and I write, and am transported away by films, but I go for the same films, the same books over and over again. They may be my firm favourites but the mind still needs to be developed by new different ideas.
-Read and watch new things. Gain new hobbies. Experience things. If you stay in the same routine all your life, you’ll never move ahead, and never experience life to the full.
-Get outside. Four enclosed magnolia walls are hardly going to inspire and open the mind. Force yourself to get up and breathing in the air, and take long walks to new places; be it rolling green scenery, enticing ruined building or fragrant city market stalls.
-Turning off technology. It seems ironic for me to be saying this whilst typing away at a computer, but too much technology can dull us to the world. Technology allows us to access much of what a couple of generations ago seems crazy, and this can open our eyes and let us see incredible sights and fountains of knowledge, but many of us (myself included) spend too much time holed away straining at tiny pixels of information. Trying to see what is on a screen stops us seeing the beauty and fascination in the world around us, right on our very doorstop. Try putting the phone down, and turn the TV off, and looks at what’s around you; the dog eager to be exercised; the sun streaming in; the busy family across the street.
-Tomorrow is a new day. Cheesy I know, but it can help many of us to keep a smile on our face. People think that there are two different paths; try and success; or try and fail. In fact, the both are combined, success and failure are interwoven, and neither are bad, and both are life lessons. In the same way, just because today was a failure, doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be a success. Maybe the day after will be a failure too, but there will always be another success if you keep at it.
This was a short post, and a new direction I want to take my blog in, and I just want to thank anyone who reads this post- taking the time to do so means a lot to me, and please leave me a comment to say what you think, it’ll take ten seconds and would mean so much to me!