Lately I have been trying to get into more of a morning routine. I got up, made some coffee, and watched the thermometer rise as the sun suddenly hit the side of my house. My mind is always racing. I need to go to the bank to make a deposit, I need to go to the post office to ship those four packages, the gutters are full of leaves right now and will not drain. Literally those just came to me on the spot. I go downstairs to my laundry room and start to rummage through my freshly washed clothes. I finally find my warm running gear and put it on. It is finally time for my morning cardio. Now there are few things in the world that I have found that will slow my brain. Of the healthier options, my morning run is one of them. I walk outside, and ah! The sun hits the black clothes on my body, keeping me contently warm. All the trees in the neighbor’s front yards are of bright yellows, reds, and greens. I jog down the street, make a left on the main road, then turn right on the city running path. As my run begins to commence, I notice leaves falling and brushing me downward. The smell of fall is in the air. As the heart rate increases, and my skin begins to warm, the world begins to move in slow motion. All the troubles of day to day life begin to bother me less and less the more I run. Creative ideas start to flow like honey into my brain, humoring me at how ridiculous I can operate. I have come to realize that this is my creative process. I will occasionally start to walk and pull out my notepad and jot any and all ideas down. Some of my best ideas have come from this method of relaxation. When something is bothering me and I need to think it through thoroughly this is my go to. But enough about me, what about you? How do you relax and come up with great ideas? Let me know by commenting or following the links below.
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