Creativity – walking in the rain

“What shall I do now” I thought?

Yesterday, I had planned to do a charity parachute jump for Mary’s Meals with my daughters, but sadly due to inclement weather, it was postponed and rescheduled for next year. All of a sudden I had several hours gifted back to me.

As I considered my options, I recalled some great advice from Magdalena Bak-Maier‘s book “The Get Productive Grid”, which reminded me that “𝑰 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑰 𝒂𝒎 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍”. In that moment, I determined that I’d enjoy a little me time, to start my day, and I’d take a walk in the rain. I got kitted out accordingly, brolly in hand and off I marched into the rain!

It was fun, I got a little wet, I enjoyed the bracing wind, the refreshing rain and all the smells of autumn.

The result – the invigorating walk helped me to overcome the early morning disappointment and set me up for one of the most creative and productive days I’ve had in quite a while filled with some new innovation.

Lesson Learned – start your day with some 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. Pause, reflect, determine what really matters most and especially enjoy those serendipitous moments that are occasionally gifted back to us.

How will you make your time count today?