23 January 2009

the freeze-out

I've finally come up with it: the answer to unlocking that hidden ocean of creativity that's been in hibernation all this time.

1. Make sure the place is relatively clean, so you don't have that stress getting in the way.
2. Get up, make some fresh coffee, turn off the heat, and open up all the windows. Preferably on a cold, rainy, windy day (and if you're in need of those, I suggest moving to London).
3. Stand in front of an open window for a while, staring off and doing nothing.
4. Then go back to your desk, crank up the Radiohead, and let loose, baby.

Works like a charm. Of course, there's a limit to the amount that can be accomplished when the fingers start becoming numb and unable to type, but that's one of the few downsides to the method. Usually the freeze-out works best when there's a space heater available to put under the desk. Now THAT is a thing of beauty right there. Not the most environmental or fiscally conscious, but MAN it's a good kick in the a** to get the flow going.

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