Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Keep Putting Things in Your Noodle!
About a week ago I had a busy, stressful sort of day. Odd animal issues (sheep delivery with a vet, bottle babies, etc...), busy life, and an event at church in the evening.
Anyways...it was pretty crazy and I just wanted to lay down and take a nap. I had the time to write for a moment, but I was just too dead to accomplish anything. I wanted to do something utterly brainless.
You know when you feel like this? You just need to space out if you aren't going to be asleep?
Well, I only had an hour or so before we had to take off for the evening, so I sat down and tackled my "Westminster Catechism Study" book. Something I did not want to be doing at the moment, but really needed too.
Gradually my brain stopped complaining and yawning and I found myself genuinely interested in what I was doing. Within a half hour I had a dozen things I wanted to write about.
I noticed this actually happens a lot to me. And most often during a theology or history book!
I get so full of ideas doing studies that it is very hard to keep concentrating. I try not to allow myself to grab the keyboard and start typing frantically.
Sometimes we don't need to space out (sometimes we do...but it's not good to let yourself to be dumb too often ;-). Sometimes we need to go learn something or maybe do something with our hands.
Next time I get writer's block I'll pick up my Catechism study book. Weird? It works!
Thanks for reading,