Creatives are encouraged to write freely, uncensored, and in a stream-of-consciousness way about a particular challenge and their feelings about it for a finite period of time, not more than 5 or 10 minutes. A creative who loves to hike and who does it often is not lazy, but perhaps feels lethargic in the face of an impending deadline. Adding the exercise to any daily practice helps train the creative to question his or her blocks and to look for the cracks in the foundation rather than simply being crushed under the weight of forces that appear uncontrollable. It brings attention to the quiet messages muttering under the surface, and writing these down when noticed in a running tab of prompts builds muscles of inner connection, especially when a creative might feel abandoned or trampled by their creative drive and isolated by the solitary endeavors of creating.