You Only Have So Much Creative Energy to Spend Every Day — How Are You Using Yours?

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on budgeting your creative energy.

Meg Dowell Writes

We’ve all been there.

You sit down at your computer, fully intending to get a huge chunk of writing done with the sudden free space that’s opened up in your schedule …

… and you can’t write anything.

It’s like your brain is just stuck. You want to write … but your mind just won’t turn on.

Most people in this situation start panicking about what they’re going to do if they can’t force themselves to create something right here, right now. They don’t take the time to think about what led them to this brain drought — what they did yesterday that might have used up all their mental resources.

Yes — yesterday does matter. Just as much as today, and tomorrow.

We each have a daily allowance of creative energy to spend on whichever activities we choose. Sometimes we use part of this energy for our day jobs…

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