Here are some activities (besides walking) that often seem to help my brain relax into writing solutions:
--driving somewhere familiar (grocery store, the gym, the library)
*I like old-fashioned stamped cross-stitch. It takes less thought than counted cross-stitch, so it allows my brain to wander while I stitch. Plus, the slow nature of hand-stitching is a nice reminder of the way we embroider stories, one phrase, a sentence, a paragraph, a page, many pages, and one chapter at a time.
|Pillowcases embroidered by the author|
|I learned embroidery from my mom. She made this alphabet sampler on the occasion of my son's birth.|
|Love of embroidery goes back generations in my family.||This sampler was stitched by my paternal grandmother.|