Monday, April 29, 2013

Remembering to Forget

From time to time, we all set aside creative projects that can't be finished in one go.  It might be planning or doing something at work like drafting a paper or designing experimental strategies, to one of many personal projects like finding a neighborhood in which to live or simply deciding on a furniture layout.

There comes a time where one becomes fixed on details that aren't important, and the problem exists for it's own sake. 

When this happens, the project needs to be set aside for a day, a week, or a month so you can forget the unimportant stuff an return with a fresh mind.  In part, that's what a weekend is for. Every so often, details that were all encompassing on Friday yield to a solution on Monday morning. 

Remember that some things are best forgotten.