Small breaks can rekindle creativity. It’s a lesson that’s stuck with me lately moving through my commercial demo process. It’s easy for me to get hyper focused on the minutiae of a performance.
Luckily the producer I’m working with notices when I’m over analyzing and will change the tone of the session by having a quick conversation. “Played your guitar lately?” “Seen the new _______ movie?” Those quick off-topic conversations shake up my brain enough to remember to relax and then move forward.
I’ve seen studies where people should stand up and walk away from their desk for 10 minutes throughout the work day to help with productivity.
What works for you?