I like when my run day falls on a Friday because I write my blog on Friday. And running is one of the most creative times I experience. It’s almost like I set the coordinates:
Blog : creative inspiration : motivation : art
Then I get in the rhythm of my stride, put my mind in neutral and begin to think about concepts and ideas. Hopefully by the end of 3 miles I have something that to other creatives.
So try it sometime. Take a walk. Take a drive. Sit under a tree – whatever it is that takes you away from the everyday walls and colors and environments you normally experience. Oh, and leave the cell phone home. Or, at least put it in your pocket so you’re not tempted to break the flow.
Sometimes inanimate objects get personified. This fence post is a good example - it looked like a person holding up the barbed wire.