What is your concentration span? There’s a limit.
Studio work is hard on the brain as it requires constant alertness, creative thinking and attention to detail.
Our ability to concentrate depends on a lot of things
- enthusiasm for the task
- skill at doing the task
- our emotional and physical state
- our psychological state
- environment and distractions
When your thinking starts to feel saturated, stop! It’s a vicious cycle that needs to get cut.
Even a brief break helps, but it’s good to reload properly every few hours.
I like to go for a little walk outside. Fresh air is paramount to our ability to think, and switching the environment for a bit takes our thoughts elsewhere and let’s us gain back some perspective.