Title says it all. Let’s jump in:
1.) Take a bath a couple times a month. If you’re really adventurous, find a local Japanese/Korean style bathhouse. I dare you to take a few hours to relax at one of these and it not become a favorite pastime. And to those who are wary(talking mainly to the dudes here), don’t worry; no one is checkin’ you out.
2.) Look at things through a child’s eyes once in a while. Most likely you’ll come away with some great insight.
3.) Take the scenic route once in a while. In the spring and summer when the daylight lasts a bit longer, try avoiding the highway and drive through town to get home. Better yet, park the car and take a stroll. You’ll find the neighborhood has loads more to offer when you aren’t cruising by at 70mph.
4.) Spend a day or weekend as a visitor in the city you live in. Shame on us who can tour another place better than where we reside. Unfortunately though, it happens. Whether you come away with a good story or a new favorite spot, it’s a win.
5.) Get in bed 2 hours before you normally do. Then close your eyes. Then don’t open them until you have to get up in the morning. That’s it. I know, you’re thinking about all of the things you’ll miss out on. They’ll be there tomorrow. You can even wake up early and do them if you want, and you’ll feel like a new person.
Try these out from time to time and let me know how it works for ya. Might even help you get over that writer’s block/sales slump/relationship funk that you’re in. And if you have any good ones to share, I’m all ears.