Sometimes I sit at my desk

Sitting at a desk is the place where we imagine we will do our best work, or have the brilliant idea, or find the right words.

With so many of us working from home there is not the opportunity to have a casual conversation with somebody else.  There are no people round the water cooler or gathered round a coffee machine, and we don’t pass someone in the corridor. These breaks are considered part of an office working day and yet when you are at home, you can only see people through a screen and there is less chance of spontaneous conversations.

The Breaks – not at your desk – are often when the ideas develop

When we stop concentrating so hard and relax that is when our brains can be released to make new connections.  And the brilliant ideas can appear as though out of nowhere.

So if you are worrying that your brain is failing to come up with the ideas for blog posts, or you are finding it difficult to find the words it may be time to take a break!

I wrote this poem when simply tracking what had happened to me.

Sometimes I sit at my desk

Sometimes I sit at my desk

Waiting for the words

Searching for the solution

that pins it all together.

I stare out of the window.


Sometimes my fingers

Write the words

And my brain follows

Like a faithful dog

And I look on in wonder.


Sometimes I am cutting onions

Chopping mushrooms

Stirring the pot

thinking of nothing

When I slice through to the idea

And rush for the notebook.


(c) Jean Wolfe 2022.


So just when I was focused on a completely different activity the words arrived! You should try different ideas and discover which will get you into the writing zone.

But if  you still draw a blank just stop and do something different.  In my case that is when the words arrived fully formed all on their own.

Your subconscious knows you want answers and it can work away in the background.

Have you had an experience like this? Let us know in the comments!

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Jean Wolfe

As an established marketer, writer and radio broadcaster, Jean Wolfe helps women to speak up for their way of doing business. She is the "wordsmith" of the Attract Readers trio, and is fascinated by the fact that blogging is a more enjoyable and authentic way to market a business. Her practical and down to earth writing tips are a big asset to the Attract Readers e-courses.

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