Have you ever taken time off to just get away and think?
Well that is just what I did. I took a work get away. I find the everyday work grind saps my creativity away, so I decided to get away from my normal routine to concentrate on my work. A different perspective leads to more creativity.
In between fun activities, I took my iPad and got to work at parks, porches, and anywhere else I could find outside. It was great to be able to work outside by the water. I enjoyed watching what everyone else was doing with their day.
While at this lovely park for a couple of hours, I saw a wedding, a guy with a really cool bike (who by the way loved that I took his photo), and birds came close enough for me to touch them. How cool is that! Yet with all that fun distraction, I got plenty of work completed and with more creative flair than normal.
I also had non-work related fun during my get-away. I went on a four-hour kayaking trip in refreshing spring water. I paddled under trees, around curves, and through some small rapids, and I did it all without falling out.
For the first time, I tried paddle boarding and I stayed on the board! It was an adventure, and now I don’t know which is my favorite kayaking or paddle boarding. I have two kayaks now, but I think next year I will add a paddle board to my collection of water toys.
I took a class on sacred geometry from The School of Holistic Living. Very interesting! We learned meditative drawing and I found it was a wonderful way to refresh and refuel! It’s a skill for staying creative that I can take back home with me.
Have you ever taken a trip specifically to change your working environment? Did it help you refresh and renew? Comment below with your thoughts on taking a work get-away.
Enjoying the time,