If you’re a voice over artist, you’re an artist. You take someone else’s words and bring them to life using the sound of your voice. Also, you’re an entrepreneur. You’ve turned your voice into your profession & that is no small feat. I’m going to go out on a limb here & assume that you have a very strong creative side to you. I know I do. My imagination works overtime coming up with new ideas to market myself, the Voxy Ladies and to continue moving forward in this competitive industry. That being said, like many of you, I have a difficult time unplugging. In fact, to be honest with you that may be one of my biggest struggles. I have a tendency to get so laser focused on creative pursuits that I forget to do important stuff like, you know…eating.
Imagination will take you everywhere" -Albert Einstein[/caption] One of my mentors, Lori Alan has played big part in my process of understanding the importance of taking time for myself & allowing my mind to rest. I’ve been reading a lot about creativity lately and I’ve learned that in creativity research, they refer to the three Bs—for the bathtub, the bed and the bus—places where ideas have famously and suddenly emerged. Supporting the theory that when we take time off from working on a problem, and change what we’re doing and our context, we can activate different areas of our brain.
Recently I came across an article titled Why Relaxing Could Make You a Genius and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. After that you should go chow down on some Ben & Jerry’s and join me in watching the pilot episode of My So Called Life here on Hulu. Seriously, take a break. You deserve it!