Sunday, April 18, 2021

Brain fog

I've made no secret that I've found the last year challenging - my modelling mojo seems to have left the building and despite trying various things, it's not come back. 

Then I read this interesting article: 

Brain fog: how trauma, uncertainty and isolation have affected our minds and memory

As I read it, the problem is that our brains demand stimulation, a survival mechanism from the days we were dodging dinosaurs. 

The problem at the moment is lack of stimulus. I'm not going anywhere, other than the same old walking routes. A year without shows means a year without much inspiration. I know there are magazines and YouTube, but it's not the same as seeing stuff for real. That's where I get my rush of enthusiasm from. 

Knowing all this isn't much help of course as there is nothing much I can do about it at the moment. Still, at least there is a reason.

1 comment:

Nick Brad said...

I could write a whole book about taking things slow and being demotivated. I posted on someone's thread over on RMweb, to which they replied and said they were glad they inspired me, time to build another layout of my own. At this point, I looked sadly over to still unfinished Inglenook and decided to look up my own thread on the layout. It was started in June 2016 and hasn't had an update since 2018!
I've decided that I need to find a better balance in my life and actually post a train running by the 5 year anniversary, then continue actual progress at least once a month initially, building up until I am at a state where I can call it finished.