Go pick up five magazines that you've never heard of in areas you've never chosen to read about. Flip through at will, maybe tear out some images or articles that speak to you in some way, then watch for breakthroughs.
Wow. Courtesy of Aquarium USA, Sing Out! Folk Music, Grassroots Motorsports, Modern Drummer, and Wooden Boat, some new thoughts about a web project, seeds for a future blog postings, a few new words and who knows what else are mine. Even if you're not wrestling with a particular form of block or working on a project, spending just an hour doing this can make some creative connections and furnish a very economical - and portable- brain break.
Part of what I really like about this idea is just the pure simple thought of injecting something new into the picture. At some point, most of us get bogged down in our same ruts, often without even realizing it. Our thinking gets stale, our habits get stale, even our interests get stale. This is a great quick and dirty way to breathe a breath of fresh air into the picture.
I likes it, I does.
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM