Posted September 8, 2022 by Kristy Warrell
Episode Title: Too Tired To Get Creative
At the end of a long workday, are you too tired to pursue anything creative? Let’s talk about it, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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This is The Perna Syndicate—I’m glad you’re here! For many of us, getting creative is the last thing on our mind once we check out of work. We tend to default to TV or social media to unwind. And while there’s definitely a place for mindless vegging, it doesn’t actually reenergize us.
Doing something you’re passionate about, on the other hand, does. Pursuing that creative passion can restore your energy, not to mention deepen your own learning and development.
But yes, creativity requires an investment of time and energy. So what if you feel too tired, burned out, or busy to even think about creating anything after work? You may need to audit your time and see what’s draining you so deeply.
Then, if you still feel stuck, try something new. Take a new creative pursuit for a test drive. You don’t have to stick with it or even be good at it; sometimes the benefit is just doing something new.
Finally, don’t forget to invest in yourself. Proper rest, diet, and exercise are often neglected when we’re trying to push at maximum pace, but our minds and bodies need them to perform. You can’t be creative if your basic physical needs aren’t being met.
Yes, there’s a time to just veg out—but fresh energy comes from creating, not just consuming.
Tomorrow: what if your creative pursuit turns into a side hustle? Does it have to make money in order to be worthwhile? Let’s talk about this question on the next episode of The Perna Syndicate. See you then!