Today’s Topic Downtime for Worldbuilders
Recently, I was recording an episode for why Downtime is important on my other podcast The Small Biz Life. It is something I am passionate about because I want to be present in my life, I work ten hour days at my day job, Kristin and I are creating a media company, I volunteer time every week, plus I am writing a novel for NaNoWriMo. I love everything I do. However, I do not have extra hours in the week so I strategically use downtime. Downtime is like a fine wine it helps cleanse the palate of mind. I use it to get a better understanding of the world, which allows me to create more detail into my worlds. Downtime helps me learn from literature effective ways to deliver stories.
Downtime is like a fine wine it helps cleanse the palate of mind
When your work day gets longer. You will run into a couple of major issues.
First, you will lose productivity when you switch between completely different types of tasks. For Example, If I am meeting with someone about requirements for an upcoming project and then after the meeting I try and write a chapter for my fantasy novel, I will struggle. I will have trouble letting go of the details of the meeting, which will make it harder to get into the minds of the characters. I will also struggle with the types of words needed to keep the feel of my novel. The actual act of writing will be slower.
Now, I will try and deal with this when scheduling my time. However, So times life will force you to schedule radically different task next to each other. When they do, I will take a break. I will jam out to some incredible music that makes me want to move. In the span of a five-minute break, I can free my mind of the last task and be more open to the next. I will get more writing do in a shorter period of time.
Now Join Michael and I as we look at the was to use downtime in your favor as a worldbuilder.
Downtime is essential in making us productive
Most important factor should be relaxing the mind, body, and emotional stress of life
Worldbuilding bonus we can be inspired and relax at the same time.
Move it move it
Board Games with wife
3x, Strategy, tactic, RPG (Never shooters)
Watch out to make sure you do not overindulge
The Worldbuilder’s Task For The Day
Look at your downtime, what helps you relax or improve your creativity.
The Real-World task for the day
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