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4 Steps to get back in the creative groove after a vacation

In the second week of Jan, we hosted some of our family members for 10 days, and just after that in the mid of Jan, we went away to Kochi for a few days on a vacation to meet our old pals, attend a wedding, and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022-23. It was a sweet getaway with a lot to do and my mind shifted a lot, Though I enjoyed each day in Kochi, As I started my journey back home, my sweet little brain started flooding my mind with loads of work I planned for the first month and other house chores. Do you often experience the same?

Taking a break from work and embarking on a vacation can be a great way to rejuvenate your mind and recharge your batteries. However, returning back to work can often be challenging, especially if your trip was packed with fun and new experiences.

I have 4 practical tips for you to help you get back in the creative groove:

1. Recharge Your Batteries with Rest

After a vacation, it's important to take some time to rest. A good nap or a quiet time to recharge can help your mind and body get back to their normal routine.

2. Jot Down Thoughts and Experiences:

Write down everything you experienced during your trip. It could be the best moments, new experiences, creative sparks, or even work-related worries. This exercise will not only help you feel calm but also provide direction and clarity as you start your next creative project.

3. Avoid Social Media Comparison

It can be easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other artists on social media. Everyone works at their own pace, and remember, you took a break for a reason and it's important to embrace the creative energy you gained and the good times you had.

Don't let comparisons bring you down.

4. Start Slow and Make an Achievable To-Do List

Allow yourself some buffer time before diving back into your studio or work desk. Your routine changed during your vacation, so take it easy and don't put too much pressure on yourself. Start by making a manageable to-do list to get you back on track.


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