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Resting- Red Bull for your creativity

Many of you know that I'm in Arizona right now. Very rarely do I get to break away from my day to day routine and take time to do absolutely nothing. By nothing, I mean hiking mountains, hanging out with family, and seeing the Grand Canyon.

I've always known that downtime was vital to musicians, but I've never heard anyone explain it as well as Jonah Lehrer does in this video. It's well worth the watch: