When you are stuck in a situation and you just can’t think, whether it is writer’s block or a high amount of stress, there is always something that can calm you down and give you perspective. Everybody has their own way to start their creative juices flowing. Some people know what theirs is and some people don’t. In case you don’t know what yours is, here is a list of things that might help you get lucky.
1. take a walk around the block
2. go for a drive
3. listen to music
4. stand outside and listen to nature
5. go for a jog or run
6. lift weights
7. shoot some baskets
8. hit some tennis balls or baseballs from a machine
9. move to a different room
10. brainstorm on a piece of blank paper
11. listen to classical music
12. read the newspaper
13. take a shower or bath
15. draw a picture or doodle
16. look through picture albums
17. clean your desk drawers
18. organize your desk and/or office
19. stretch or do yoga
20. change into more comfortable clothes
21. breath deeply
22. close your eyes and wander around your happy place
23. go fishing
25. do a puzzle
Doing activities that involve some thinking such as reading the newspaper can increase new ideas while activities that do not require much thinking help clear your head and focus on problems at hand. Very often when you have a problem and you take a shower, go for a walk or exercise, even without thinking about the problem, solutions start jumping into your head. Most of these activities are best performed alone so that you are alone with your thoughts.
If you have a special activity that helps you, leave it in the comments.
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".
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