According to New York Magazine's Science of Us, clearing your mind makes you more creative. I'm thinking this explains why sometimes going on holiday makes you dream up all these amazing things to do when you get home.
Being on holiday is bittersweet for me. On the one hand, I love the novelty of being away and seeing new things - but on the other, I feel like that time could be spent working towards my goals. I guess I'm not very good at living in the moment.
This blogging challenge feels like a 'trip' of sorts. I'm still pondering how different things look when you're in the thick of it; how perspective changes when you're in a different context. I mean, I understand my reasoning - I felt flat in my craft so it seemed like good practice. But immersed in this blasted month, I'm wondering what the hell. All this hobby time I've sacrificed for this blog-holiday could have been spent writing fiction or playing with circuits.
I wonder, is focus the key to a quieter mind? After being busy with just one primary project for three weeks, I now have all these new ideas for things to do when I get home from blogland.
I wonder if feeling stretched and scattered, uninspired and unmotivated, might come from having multiple current projects. Like the problem with multitasking but less in the immediate moment. Could it be time to try a one thing a month creative schedule again?
Seven posts to go. Well, 8 for me because I'm behind.