Think Like a Craftsman
As we work from home —balancing zoom meetings with home-schooling —the importance of craft becomes more apparent. Not only is craft relaxing in these uncertain times, but it stimulates a part of the brain that strengthens problem-solving. Slow craft time facilitates the reflection and imagination that can get lost in the push for quick results. Or as Richard Sennett in The Craftsman explains it: “To do good work means to be curious about, to investigate and to learn from ambiguity. As with Linux programmers, nursing craft negotiates a liminal zone between problem solving and problem finding.” “The experimental rhythm of problem solving and problem finding makes the ancient potter and the modern programmer members of the same tribe.”
So if you have a craft, practice it. If you don't, now would be a very good time to start.