Ideas are like weather. Some days are shiny and bright with ideas, characters, and scenes abounding in my head. But some days there are storm clouds, hurricanes, and tornadoes invading my mind and not allowing me to think creative thoughts. Those are the days I could use a good rain to wash the nasty weather away or even a good brisk wind to blow them away and bring back the sunshine and ideas.
But when I have a multitude of tasks to accomplish or feel the pressure of deadlines, it is harder to make the creative side of my mind work. That's when I have to take a step or two back from the pressures, do a little yoga breathing, and collect my priorities. Family, health, and home. Once I get back on track the creative ideas start flowing once again.
What works for you when life is hectic and you feel pulled in a hundred directions?