There’s something about water’s ability to stir creative juices. My old boss and I would often start a sentence with, “Had a shower idea this morning…” and you knew whatever came next would be out of the box. I started swimming the past few years and have found that the pool has a similar effect for me. In the middle of laps I’ll often flush out a concept or direction that had been stumping me.
Just last week my cousin Leslie Weeks Ochoa posted a blog post that listed another creative tool, Morning Pages. I’d never heard of morning pages before – three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning to clear your mind. I can’t remember the last time I wrote 3 pages of longhand anything. Has anyone else tried this? I think I’m going to give it a shot.