Today I made something and it has been a while. I don’t do so well in the heat, but I had to create. My workspace is now a makeshift studio in the garage, but there was lovely breeze. It was great to work simply for the sake of artistic expression. I wasn’t terribly vested in the outcome. I just needed to get into a project and shut my brain off for a while. Exercise, making something, cooking, swimming…whatever it takes for a “brain break”—I highly recommend doing this. I am mellowed out and the problem solving part of my brain works at a more efficient/less frantic pace when I am working with my hands.