Saturday, July 31, 2010

Creative Pauses

Sometimes a pause is all you need to restore creativity. Doing the same thing over and over can seem redundant...but take a break and you'll miss it...eventually. Stephen R. Covey taught "Sharpen The Saw" as the 7th principle in his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Take a break. Think about something else. Re-focus. Sleep on it. Re-load/fuel/start, etc. As you resume, you'll be more effective.

I'm working on a photo a day project this year, and have noticed that on days where I take hundreds (or thousands) of photos, the following day I'm less inclined to pick up my camera. In most cases, I'm still trying to make time to review the previous images and learn from them. I believe I've only missed 3 days after 7 months, but I don't feel bad. It's a personal project, and although I'm short 3 images, I still have over 200 images in the collection.

Similar with this blog, I'm like many people who start a blog. We say what we have to say, then stop posting for a while. When I have something else to say, and time permits, I'll be back.

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