Open Studios is done and it’s time to get back on track and the studio back in order. I’ve been procrastinating for the last 3 weeks and I want to thank my friend Kim for coming to visit yesterday, as I now had a deadline.
I’m reminded of the concept of decision fatigue: the notion that the human brain has a decision muscle that wears out; that the quality of decisions usually declines as the day progresses. It may be why I stick to my eating plan most of the day until 4:00 rolls around, then all rules go out the window. I think that cleaning up also wears out that decision muscle, especially the type where you have a table top filled with piles of stuff that need sorting and organizing. What do I give away? What do I throw away? What do I keep? Where will I put the stuff that I’m keeping? How will I store it? Will I really follow through on that project I thought was so great last y ear?
Taking a big breath, I got to work and it got easier as I moved through the piles. 90 minutes later, the studio area was orderly . Kim got to enjoy my studio space, the work and complimented me on how neat the space looked. Added bonus: I’m ready to make more art. Yahoo!