How getting enough rest will help you find your muse
"TAKE REST; A FIELD THAT HAS RESTED GIVES A BOUNTIFUL CROP"
Your mind is like farmers field. If you overwork it, the harvest of good ideas will end up being scarce, but if you allow it some rest then your muse will come back to you and you will experience a bountiful cornucopia of new and fruitful creative insights.
Lay your weary head to rest
Back in the days, before industrialized agriculture became the norm, farmers knew that it best to let a field lie fallow for the season so that the soil could recover and the various minerals and nutrients that lead to bountiful harvest could seep back into it. Then progress showed up and the new industrial farmer could no longer afford to let a field rest and instead, pumped it full of factory made fertilizer and till and plowed it until it had nothing left to give and then got swept away by the wind and the rain. It was not until the rise of organic and sustainable farming practices that farmers once again realized the value of letting their land rest, so that it might replenish itself and produce a healthier and more bountiful harvest.
Our minds are a lot like those fields farmed by industrial farmer. The modern world wants us to work and work some more and never take off any time for rest and relaxation. The more we do this the more our minds become stripped of the things that help us come up with creative ideas and we end up spitting out a weak creative harvest, or worse yet, our minds become stripped of inspiration all together turning us into mindless zombies who only know how to crank out half baked ideas at maximum velocity.
In order to find your muse, and come up with truly original and bountiful ideas, you need to take the time to rest. If you are feeling that your mind is strained to the breaking point, and that the slightest breeze will rip away the fragile, dry and brittle top soil that is your creativity, it is time to point down your paintbrush, to close your note book, to walk away from your desk and take a little time out to rest. This rest period will allow your mind to reboot and for your intuition to kick into gear and work over the seeds of your ideas. After a rest, your mind will be able to make connections faster and produce insights that once were eluding you that over taxed brain of yours.