10 Ways to Woo Your Muse

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Rerunning one of my most popular posts:

  1. Do something you haven’t done since you were a child. Slide down a slide. Eat a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Play in a sprinkler. Sing a song you liked when you were a kid.
  2. Keep a notebook next to your bed, and write about whatever wakes you up.
  3. Take a little time to stop “doing” and just “be” for a while. Meditate. Walk. Stare at the wall. Soak in a bubble bath.
  4. Spend some time doing anything you consider fun, even if it seems frivolous. Especially if it seems frivolous.
  5. Go for a walk and look at everything in your path as if you’re seeing it for the first time.
  6. Enjoy some childlike creativity. Color. Dance. Play with Play-Doh.
  7. Pay attention to your dreams—both the night kind and the day kind.
  8. Rip up your To Do list for the day or for the afternoon or for half an hour and do whatever you feel like doing.
  9. Go outside at night and count the stars. Or waltz in the rain. Or share your secrets with the moon.
  10. Do something silly. Talk in a funny voice. Walk down the street backwards. See if you can balance a spoon on your nose.

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4 Responses to “10 Ways to Woo Your Muse”


  1. 1 fishhawk September 19, 2014 at 12:36 am

    “Strangling My Muse” has been included in our Sites To See #396. Be assured that we hope this helps to point many new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2014/09/sites-to-see-396.html

  2. 3 Sherry Blue Sky September 19, 2014 at 4:44 am

    You have put a lot of work into creating prompts and inspiration to fire up peoples’ muse. Good work. The photo is most intriguing! And I love the iceberg photo too, very much. Cool site!

    • 4 stranglingmymuse October 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks Sherry! I’m happy you like what I’m doing here, and I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know!

      ~Sandy


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