Pause to reflect. A writer needs refreshment and the Christmas period is quite obviously a good time for that.
I’ve been doing less writing recently and more note taking, research, and reflection.
But I trust that the pleasures of contemplation can draw me back to the discipline of writing in a fresh way.
Pre-Christmas can be busy, but the post-Christmas break is a good chance to re-store, re-think and re-charge, and even re-prioritize.
Life can be busy yet I wonder if it’s all helpful. Busyness is self-multiplying, in that work multiplies work. In a rush of doing work, one may find inspiration after inspiration, but rather thoughtlessly (don’t I know it).
In busyness, one may not be thinking clearly about what one is doing. However, in a period of reflection, like at Christmas, things can become clearer. Career decisions and direction can be made during the quiet times and in the process of reflection.
Reflection can spawn even Eureka moments that clear the mind with solutions and answers.
In reflection one sees the road ahead clearer in a transparent dose of reality that isn’t inspired by the adrenalin of the year that’s gone.
Sleep, get lazy, hazy, do something completely different, and don’t think too much. Pause.