The Shift: Issue #15
The gift of solitude; Being creative in a crisis; Digital detox; Doing things differently.
I read an interview on AllBright with Nik Govier, CEO + founder of Blurred, talking about how to think creatively, solitude, mindset and innovation in isolation. She sees this as an opportunity to change the way you think and work.
“I encourage everyone; founders, freelancers and executives, to use this time to consider what and how you could adapt to encourage more creativity at work.”
For most people, ‘normal’ life has become incredibly regimented. “From the minute our alarm goes off to the minute we set it again in the evening, we are driven through our days by timesheets and deadlines, meetings and appointments,” she says. But creative thinking doesn’t fit into designated time slots.
I’ve been reflecting on lockdown and it’s been a catalyst for creativity. I’ve got into a good routine—writing in the morning, working at home, sticking my face in the sun, exercising. The best ideas come to you in random places. I’ve decluttered and bought plants and furniture for my home ‘office’. Be…