Jaunts can be as simple as taking a walk or they can be a little more involved, such as going away for the weekend. They’re a great way to explore when you don’t have a lot of time, but you’re looking for a break from the routine.
I also find that jaunts can jolt the creative juices. Getting out of your usual space and taking a “short journey, especially for pleasure” is sometimes all the brain needs to find a creative resolution. Neither our bodies nor our minds are meant to stay in one place all the time.
I actually find it quite interesting that the adjective “jaunty” means “having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner.” Icouldn’t find much on the origins of the word “jaunt” but I like to think that the adjective came about as a result of the verb. Jaunting results in feeling jaunty, or cheerful.
Jaunts can also be a great way to have an adventure. Taking a short trip to a nearby town or taking a walk in an area that you usually drive by can be a great way to stumble upon something wonderful that you haven’t noticed before.
So next time you’re stumped for an idea, or you’re feeling a bit stuck in your everday habits, go off on a jaunt,and add a little adventure into your day.
how do you like to take a break from your routine and jolt your creative juices awake?