outside in the garden is one of the most relaxing mind - cleansing areas i know and i visit there often!
sometimes i just sit and daydream, sometimes i floss around and pull a weed or prune or mow. perfect! what a glorious world we are lucky enough to live in!
I like to go on retreats, especially to Dhanakosa in the Highlands of Scotland. I also like to travel a lot.
I'd love to, but real life takes over and escape has to be in my mind. Also, my mind doesn't need cleansing. It's on duty 24/7.
Ha!!! I am one of eleven children...don't know what a lonely place even is ;-)
I go to a movie.
It helps me short circuit my brain for a bit, take it off the creative process.
Its my workshop, with Radio 4 and a packet of oatcakes.
I wouldn’t call it a ritual as that implies routine and that implies getting stuck in a groove and so limits creative thinking. I do cleanse my head though by walking and cycling amongst both the urban and wooded environments.
Not as often as I'd like. I haven't made it a ritual, more like a fantasy.
I am alone often. But I'm not lonely. That's a negative word which doesn't fit me.
I meditate daily. I also follow a basic guideline of Native American Spirituality. I give thanks and I enjoy nature. Nature is my teacher and provides my ideas. I feed birds and I enjoy watching them.
Yes, mine is visiting my favorite city, Paris, and wondering the streets for hours.
No, not a planned ritual, but I respond very spontaneously to whatever breeze falls on my face at any moment---still usually I am capable of singular, continuous concentration, without distraction, when at work.
I'm the stay at home parent with two homeschool kids, 12 goats, 50 chickens, cows, dogs, cats, horses, etc. There is no place to retire. I get up early, have a cup (or a pot) of coffee, meditate for 20 or 30 minutes, and that's it. I don't like "cleansing" my mind. I think of it more like a compost heap or a stock pot. All the disparate bits mouldering away in there are the grist for my creativity.
Sure. Night bike rides are good and meditative. Getting lost and finding transcendence in the Rocky Mountains is good.
I don't have any rituals or scheduled work times, but I try to go to my little pink room (my studio) at least once a day. Sometimes I'm productive, and other times I just sit and look at my supplies, but nothing tangible comes of it.