From bouldering to ping-pong and quidditch, what we do for recreation sharpens our tools for innovative thinking.
For the first few years of my writing career, I would often get stuck on a sentence and feel completely and utterly paralyzed. I had heard the advice that I should write a crappy first draft then go back to edit, but even a crappy first draft wouldn’t come. I had an idea of how things should go in my mind, and when reality didn’t meet that expectation, I would struggle. I didn’t know how to look at different angles, how to problem-solve. Essentially, I didn’t know how to play with my work.
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