Can I say, ‘brain fart’? Or should I call it ‘cerebral flatulence’ to be more politically correct?
We’ve been working from home and social distancing for a while now. If you are like me, you have found yourself sitting at your desk, computer open, looking at your screen and in your brain… crickets. The creative process is one that takes time and focus, and creativity is not just for marketing people.
Sometimes our brains need a break. Our minds are bombarded with stimuli from every direction: the ding of a new email, kids at home vs school, spouses needing the answer to a ‘quick question’, or you are simply struggling to find the right words to type while composing an email or project outline.
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Walk away from your computer for a few minutes to get a glass of water and go outside and take a deep breath of fresh air, (maybe wait until it’s above 5 degrees outside for my Wisco friends)
2. Stand up to work. It gets the blood flowing again.
3. Laugh… find a silly quote or funny skit on YouTube. (my fav: ‘Conference Call in Real Life’). Laughing creates positive energy and hormone production in the body that leads to more productive and creative work.
Now, t’s time to kick some beeeeeep!
There are benefits to a #rebelmindset