Here’s a great post over at Lifehacker on how spending time in the great outdoors has been shown to boost your creativity.
In my recent series Tools for Effective Songwriting, I wrote about the distinction between inspiration, creativity, and craftsmanship.
I would say that these moments of being in God’s creation are for inspiration. Not refining. You probably shouldn’t tote your MacBook Pro around in that canoe!
But something small to capture your ideas is certainly encouraged when you get outside. A small device to capture melodies and a journal for writing lyrics is perfect.
God’s the best artist of all time. Go get in His handy work and wait for Him to inspire you.