Breaks are on my mind this week.
See, I decided to do something a little different this week. You may recall that my watchword for 2014 is “focus.” Focusing is not always easy for me. As the person running the creative side of things around CPHQ, I have a lot of different jobs. I often find myself bouncing around from task to task and question to question. I often feel I’m in fire-fighting mode.
I think this can really hinder my creativity and ability to see the big picture. So this week, I rented a tiny cottage out in the middle of Oregon, where I’ve been holed up doing nothing but writing. It’s wonderful.
Stepping away in order to recharge my creativity has been vital at other times too. When I start to become burned out on something or no longer feel inspired, sometimes all I need is a little break.
I’ve done this occasionally with sewing, with photography, and I’ve definitely done it with knitting.
Have you ever intentionally taken a break from sewing or another creative hobby?
[image above: Hammock by Florin Gorgan]