Jes Raymond

& The Blackberry Bushes

"Sleeping In" Is A Creative Act

We live in a world with so much emphasis on productivity. The struggle for relevance in any field requires long, hard work. But after long hard work, and really as a part of it, we have to respect our need for rest.

Some days you don't have much to say. Maybe you are tired. Maybe you need rest.

Athletes know they can't train endlessly. Their strength is built in the recovery. It is often the same with music. We practice something new with diligence, but we can't really know it until we have stepped away and slept. 

We can't create the kind of transformations and connections that make the work that really touches people without time for dreaming.

So get inspired, burn that oil way past midnight, and then sleep in.