Does anyone else find it helpful to write or do business planning in an unusual place? I’m writing this at a mall food court, with people coming and going, having their lunches and visiting with each other. I bet, for many, the confusion and noise would be a distraction or at least put them off their thinking. Somehow I find that pressure to create drops a bit when I’m in different surroundings. Like coffee shops and restaurants. These places of human interaction and activity seem to alter how I create, giving my brain the freedom to follow ideas that I would try to convince it to ignore in my office at home. I certainly do my fair share of writing and creating at home in my office and studio, but the change of scenery is also good. Why am I telling you this? It’s simple; when you feel blocked in your creative path, try changing your environment. Go someplace noisy or busy, get outside (or inside) to change the atmosphere, or pick a place that you would normally not consider a place you’d be creative. It’s surprising how that can unlock your mind and free your ideas!