My concentration has deserted me. I can’t seem to focus. My head seems to be buzzing rather uselessly. When I can’t read a page of a book without my mind wondering off I know I’m in trouble. Reading is my canary in the mine. Uh-oh, this is not good.
How to get it back?
I’ve turned to sudoko puzzles. I been doing several every day for the last week. Today I am celebrating because yesterday my 21st EASY puzzle was error-free. Yay. Today the 22nd puzzle was also totally correct. Double yay. I decided to stop there and enjoy this victory over my squirrel brain.
My second focus project is to tackle something hard: Brioche. I have not taken to this stitch at all. I have taken 3 different classes. I thought I had really made a breakthrough during the last Basic Brioche class I took last fall, thanks Sheila. I got home and tried a new project, lasted for one inch before throwing it down, disgusted with myself. I don’t know why this technique has me totally stymied.
I can learn, I can learn, I can learn. I’m telling myself that I’m working on improving my concentration rather than the technique itself. Ha, ha, right!
Voila! Hey, not too bad. At the beginning I kept finding stitches where the yarn over was missing. Obviously more concentration was needed. I know how to correct this now, in fact, I’m pretty good at it.
And when your brain says you should stop … you should stop NOW. Ask me how I know! A very hard lesson learned.
How are you maintaining your focus?
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