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    • If what you’re doing isn’t working for you creatively, do the opposite. It’s so easy to get caught up and stuck in a rut. Break free from the cycle and ditch the structure for a while.

      Couldn't agree more!

      After a long stretch of working nonstop on Cake, I was feeling pretty burned out recently. For me, programming is a very creative endeavor and when I'm burnt out, it's like trying to squeeze water out of a dry sponge.

      The best way I've found to recover from burnout is to just do something completely different that requires my full attention, for as long as possible. For me that's usually travel. So I took a two week road trip, visited family, cleared my head, and came back feeling recharged. 🙂

    • for me with writing and performing music, I’ve learned to go with the flow so to speak. If I’m not feeling ceative and ideas aren’t readily flowing don’t push it. Wait until they do. For me anything can spark a creativity binge that can last from 10 minutes to 10 months..or more.

      I know. Not very organized or scientific. And not an approach that could be usedd if I were trying to put dinner on the table as a result. However, if I push or “try” to be creative and it’s not flowing I end up with something I’m eventually unhappy with.