Today’s Friday Five is from Sally at RevGalPals. She writes:
I have been pondering this Friday Five over and over in my mind, but I am coming up with nothing, so I am wondering; what do you do when you feel empty of all creativity and unable to make/do anything? This is a completely open question, the only rule is name 5 things that fill/ inspire you:
And interesting question for me to answer honestly about how I get through the empty patches.
- I sleep.
- I pray which takes the form of weeping or whining and telling God that I can’t do it anymore and she better find a way to get it done, because I’ve got nothing left!
- I focus on doing just the next thing. Just the next sentence or task. Something that can be done in 5 minutes or so. And tell myself “then you can take a break.”
- I go do something completely different. If I’m stuck on writing, I go take pictures. If I’m stuck on a project I play some music. If I’m stuck on planning worship, I watch some television or cook or read fiction. Those aren’t hard and fast pairings, just examples. (Maybe that makes this a list of nine things?)
- I talk it out with friends. Usually over a series of conversations, I see a way through.