What do you do, when you need to come up with some fresh, inspired ideas?
One of the things I do, is to take a break and have a dedicated 2 day thinking trip. Today, I’m heading off for this year’s thinking trip – to the stunningly beautiful North Yorkshire Moors.
How my thinking trips work
Between now and Sunday, I will be spending time away from the people I love, to focus exclusively on new ideas. I never pressure myself to come up with anything, but the change in environment works amazingly well, and the ideas always flow. I tend to spend the days writing in the countryside and the evenings writing at the beach. I make sure that I always have quick access to something that I can use to record my thoughts, as my best ideas usually come when I am mobile. As I mention in this post, I always carry an audio recorder with me; but on these trips, an audio recorder is invaluable to me.
Once I have enough ideas recorded, I write the best ones down. Initially, I get these ideas fleshed out using a fountain pen and a pad. I discovered years ago that this helps my thinking, maybe because it slows the process down and allows me to think a little deeper, than when I speedily type ideas using a computer. Then, on the last day, I type up all the best ideas and they are ready to get working on, when I get back home.
I’m wondering if anyone else uses a change of environment, to stimulate their thinking process? What works best for you?
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