Research into brain science can help us cut through the mind-clutter.
Stepping away from an issue and engaging in a distraction does not mean you’re getting distracted. It means you are letting the unseen, creative processes do their work while you direct attention elsewhere.
Spending a few minutes with a journal, sketchbook, favorite song, hobby, or going for a walk are great ways to engage the mind with a light, fun, task – this is outlined in Burn Wild: A Writer’s Guide to Creative Breakthrough.
Meanwhile, you are giving your creative mind the room it needs to breathe.
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