I hit a rough patch with my writing this week, I’d rewritten and edited one piece so many times I felt like my ideas had dried up. My mind was empty. It was then that I remembered this saying and acted on it.
When your mind is going around in its own labyrinth it’s good to have a circuit breaker. and for me, the saying was what I needed.
Although I didn’t chop wood I did carry the chopped logs into the house. Then I planted up some hanging baskets with violas and watered them in.
It amused me to do as the saying suggested, mundane tasks keeping me grounded in my body and out of my own mind.
The knotty problem was far from my mind as I immersed my hands in water to wash the dinner dishes. It was then that a glimmer of an idea popped into my head. Not a fully fledged idea, just a fragment, but enough to get me excited about my writing again.
What do you do when you hit a rough patch?