12. Exercise your mind
A little mindfulness really makes you think. Meditation is a really helpful tool to understand how you’re feeling. Is your brain a little too busy from juggling a few different projects? Are you feeling nervous about that task you’ve got to do tomorrow? Taking just five minutes every now and then to look inwardly and figure out your emotions can help bring a bit of clarity to the creative process.
13. Turn off properly
By this I mean try to turn yourself off at weekends and evenings, but also literally turn your computer off. Doing this has a magical power to make you feel free.
14. Be honest with yourself
You know deep down how you’re really feeling about your creative work. You owe it to yourself to listen to those feelings rather than neglect them. For example, are you trying to shoehorn an idea into a brief, but it’s not really fitting and just adding unnecessary stress? We’ve all been there. Listen to yourself, then do something about it if you don’t like what you’re hearing.
15. Laugh, lol
Yes, climate change is terrifying and yes, the cost of Freddos is through the roof. The world is scary, but that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to laugh – in fact, to laugh is the ultimate act of protest, if you think about it.
16. Doing nothing is doing something
Rest is productive. I have nothing more to say on this.