But Beware of Summer Brain-drain!
An affliction that slips up on you along with the rising temperatures, humidity,
and buzzing mosquitoes.
You may not notice it at first. Your brain cells and ideas drain away slowly when you decide to take a few days to welcome the sun and blue skies.
Next, you’ll decide to skip a day of writing or blogging. I mean one day won’t hurt, or even a couple. Right? But before long a week has passed, you’ve forgotten a much-needed password and discover your muse is missing. You’ve developed foggy brain and reached the summer danger zone.
How do you combat this affliction , and survive until fall?
The cure for brain-drain can be done as you enjoy the summer.
- Read good books. Notice the plural. One won’t get the job done.
- Write. Write every day, even if it’s just fifty words. The writing doesn’t have to be prize winning. Once you get started, a sentence or two will become a paragraph and stop the brain-drain.
- Music. Listen to music. It feeds the soul.
- Watch old movies. That’s right old movies. Because the writers didn’t rely on “special effects” as much as the newer ones.
Do you suffer from brain-drain?
What do you do to keep the mind moving right along during hot summer days?
Let us know- leave a comment!