Mindset shift: Intentional break from creativity

I took a new job this semester. It’s a leadership role in a school and it’s intense. Lots of new learning for me, more responsibilities, and time spent at school. Obviously, I have not had the time to be creative that I have had in the past and it is getting me down.

There is always a constant longing to create.

It has, at times, become quite a problem in my life causing my mental well-being to suffer. I really don’t want this. So, a mindset shift is needed. For me, that means deciding not to be creative. Intentionally deciding that I am going to consume rather than create.

However, I am going to consume all the things that will directly relate to the projects I want to work on but limit myself to handwritten notes and Evernote clippings. I have a long list of books, films, and games I have wanted to explore over the last few years but haven’t because I haven’t guilty, I am not writing or working. The brain is weird, huh?

I think just writing this highlight some of the pressures I put on myself, sigh.


I’m actually very excited about just consuming a bunch of stuff over the next few months. I know I’ll blog and tweet about them, so be sure to keep on them.

What am I gonna eat up? Well, here’s the list so far.


LOTR (again)

Liveship Traders Trilogy (again)

Pushing Ice

Uncanny X-Men graphic novels

Farnham’s Freehold

On the Beach

A Canticle for Leibowitz


Elden Ring (again)

Cyberpunk 2077

Fallout 2 (again)

Mutant Year Zero


Righto… So, I havethis book. And I am going to work my way through as many of them as I can.

Plus whatever my wife and I decide on.

Expect weird blog posts.

Long days and pleasant nights.

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