Above: Image by Gina Milicia
“The wise rest at least as hard as they work.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Have you ever tried to work on a computer that has Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One, Mail, and the 27 tabs opened in Google? It’s slow and crashes often, right?
Have you ever wondered what happens to our bodies when we try and multi-task or continually overload our systems? The same thing, we slow down and if we’re not careful we burn out.
To “burn out” means you lack the physical and mental energy needed to work efficiently. This state is caused by overloading the body with too many external stress triggers like stress, lack of sleep and too large a workload. Our bodies can still function but only at about 25% capacity and for those of us in the creative industry the first casualties are creativity and inspiration.
Nurturing creativity and inspiration
Creativity and Inspiration are fickle. If you don’t nurture these relationships they will wither and die.
Working long hours, high-stress levels, lack of sleep and exercise and a poor diet without taking regular breaks . . .