Back in Seattle (after being gone for what seemed to be 90% of the time during the first half of the year), we're tackling some big work projects that have been on hold.
Because these things have been on hold, there's – at times – a feeling that we need to hurry and catch up in order to get back up to speed. It's felt like a lot of pressure.
On the one hand, we're trying to invite more balance into the NVR equation; on the other hand, we want to get a lot done.
This conundrum has led to a lot of the classic hurry-up-and-be-creative mindset.
After trying hard to make it work, we've concluded that blankly staring at a computer monitor does not inspire new ideas.
The answer? Switch things up.
When we need to get the creative juices flowing, we've leaned into changing gears – taking a walk, going on a longer run, working from a coffee shop.