Hi everyone, I just wanted to pose a question thats been on my mind. Sometimes I find that if Im playing a lot, I start to get locked into playing grooves, melodies, phrases and fills that all seem very similar to each other. Sometimes I find that putting the bass down for a few days or weeks can actually help free up my mind, body and creativity. It kind of gets me out of my rhythmic lock. The problem is that I find it hard to put down the bass for the extended period of time need to clear my mind. Also, and even worse, when I do, I feel I jeopardize my playing because my hands start to quickly go out of shape and I stop practicing for a while. Do others have this problem and does anyone have any suggestions on how to break out without putting down their bass for an extended period of time? I have tried other things also but Id like to find out what other people do.