Are We There Yet? How to Avoid Burnout on the Way to Your Dreams

If you are a creative type, someone who likes to write, draw, record music, or has dreams of creating your own whatever, chances are at some point you may feel a little burned out. Dreams take a long time to achieve, at least that’s what I tell myself.

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  • Color or draw
  • Read a magazine
  • Read my old writing for ideas
  • Write longhand instead of on the computer
  • Read a book
  • Organize and declutter
  • Take a walk
  • Go to a museum
  • Listen to classical music or music in another language
  • Play music
  • See Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way for ideas on the Artist Date
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Narrative nonfiction and memoir. Querying my memoir about my family, told through the lens of brain tumor and father’s stroke.

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