Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Creative Burn Out Recovery Plan
Watercolor and ink
I've been quiet here for awhile because I've been burned out not only creatively but burned out web-wise too. Some thoughtful friends have suggested I do a few gentle posts from time to time to let you all know I'm still alive and kicking.....and tell you how I'm recovering.
I'm cooking more and here's my latest cook book:
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone The author is a sympathetic omnivore with some really interesting flavor combinations.
I'm getting out doors as much as possible and preferably in a quiet, natural setting.
Visiting with family and good friends.
Not making art if I don't want to and being gentle with myself about not wanting to.
I'm doing my yoga and yoga breathing when things start to feel overwhelming.
Spending time doing nothing.
I'm living as much as possible in the REAL world. This means I won't be visiting blogs for awhile but it's been heavenly to not be feeling obligated to spend so much time on line. I was starting to feel numbed after hours on line. I also found myself obsessively checking my site stats.This is such a HUGE time waster and was strictly about vanity; a sort of adult version of the high school popularity contest. I turned blogging into a J-O-B with all the heavily weighted baggage that denotes.
I highly recommend the web restricted diet if you are feeling burned out. I'd be interested to hear how others cope with creative and web burn out.