4 offbeat ways to refresh your writing

Try stepping out into a verdant glen or devouring delicious micro-bites of elegant prose. If all else fails, ask a child for help.

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We all hit a creative wall sometimes.

Writers, especially, are prone to patches of parched productivity. If you’re feeling low, deflated or stuck in thick muck, don’t beat yourself up—and don’t just try to power through. Try something unexpected to refresh your creative zest.

Here are four ideas:

1. Get out into nature.

As noted smart person Albert Einstein wrote:

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Many of us feel compelled to work ourselves to death, as if we can’t think of anything better to do than to grind our bodies, minds and souls into a fine, sad powder. When you’re feeling dry and depleted, take a day off. Get out into nature.

If you’re stressed, overwhelmed or just eager to revive your creative spark, take a hike (or a bike), pal.

Proactively guard your mental and physical health; the work will be there when you return.

2. Devour delicious micro-bites of writing.

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