Working as a creative is a gift – whether you’re an entrepreneur, writer, designer, or aesthete, being able to work on stimulating, right-brained tasks on a daily basis is a gift.
But eventually, you’ll reach a snag, and your creative well will seem to have dried up. The majority of the time, slogging through those days (or weeks) when motivation and creativity are missing is achievable. However, there are situations when more drastic actions are required.
Here’s why you should take an unexpected road trip on your vacation and how to make the most of every mile:
Driving trains your brain to think in new ways.
Have you ever gotten to work in the morning, gotten out of your vehicle or a semi tow truck near me, and discovered you were utterly preoccupied throughout your journey, and you can’t recall how you got from your house to your office? You went into “autopilot” mode and successfully drove across roads and highways without injuring yourself or others without even realizing it.
You’ll be able to see things from a different viewpoint.
There’s no need to justify taking a few days off work to go to a different location; research show that immersive travel experiences boost workplace creativity. According to Columbia University experts, the more time spent living and experiencing a new location and culture, the more likely one is to be artistically successful.
Unscheduled time allows you to think freely.
Don’t expect to be “traditionally” productive in any way. Expecting to go on a road trip while also writing a new book, screenplay, or three months’ worth of material will be demanding and possibly unsatisfactory.
During travel days, things happen. Something will always go wrong or take longer than intended. Avoid adhering to a strict timetable since it may stifle your creativity.
The beauty of road trips is that you have complete choice over where you go and how you get there – there are no airports to race to or trains to catch. Keep your eyes open; the more you look, the more you’ll see, and the clearer your path will become.