There's something to be said for changing your scenery in order to help you get more done, feel more creative, and become inspired.
Living in center city Philadelphia, I can leave my apartment any time and park myself at a coffee shop so I can get more work done. If I'm really feeling bold, I can do the coffee-shop-hop and grab a large cup of house drip at each place I go until the day is done.
There's no question in my mind that I thrive best in the city. The thrill of being able to walk anywhere at any given time is a freeing feeling. I feel like 90% of everything I need can be reached by walking.
However, any city person can start to get wrapped up in a bubble pretty quickly. Sometimes it's necessary to hop in a car and take a long drive in order to gain a new perspective on what you want and how you want to achieve it.
Choose your destination.
Driving through the Hershey area this past weekend let me do just that. Escape the congestion and boxed-in feeling that comes along with living in the city by zooming between farms that stretch as far as you can see.
No matter where you're from or where you live, seeing new sights and not getting stuck in your routine surroundings can help open your mind and help you gain clarity.
That's why travel is so popular for so many people. But an expensive vacation doesn't always have to be the answer: you can relax your mind enough sometimes just by taking a drive.
How do you change scenery to help gain clarity and creative inspiration?