I think all of us should have some kind of practice. Something we do that we enjoy. We don’t necessarily have to be good at it. Just enjoy what we are doing. I find it helps me get out of my own head. I try to find things other than writing.
My husband enjoys fly fishing and tying his own flies. He is a prime example of repetition making you better. I remember one time we were out together and someone asked him if they could photograph him casting his line. I thought that was so cool!
I find myself looking to do things that are not related to writing. Especially if I get stuck. You have seen the photography I have done. Gardening is another thing I enjoy. I like helping things grow and thrive (although with our limited sun they are not very happy and I’m not sure what to do to help them).
There is so much out there to experience… even without going far. Some people enjoy origami. I have a tiny crane that a friend made me from a sugar packet. I also have a dollar bill that has been folded into a ring by a carnie that I met (carnival worker). That is something from another country that one could try that is fairly simple to learn.
Others enjoy cooking. Mom and I are of this ilk. I remember she planned a whole Indian meal for a party (India Indian not American Indian). It was amazing! Then there were the Formula One brunches when I was growing up. Everyone would come over on Sunday to watch the race. Mom would pull together some wild recipes for everyone to graze on while the race was on.
There is so much out there to try! What do you do? Or what would you like to try? If it’s something you’d like to try why don’t you take a step toward that? Look up instructions online or look up to see if you can take a class somewhere.
Let me know what you do and what happens. I would be excited to hear your results!