I’ve definitely noticed a theme of simplifying and minimizing in my life the last few months. Partly brought on by the lingering injuries and physical challenges of the auto accident, partly by a deeper urge to de-clutter the mental and psychological blockages that build up over time.
I’ve been away from clay for too long, and I’m coming to the realization that I need to start somewhere. It’s become clear that I won’t be throwing like I did 6 months ago any time soon, but I need to get back to doing something. Less clay, smaller forms, less time at the wheel in one stretch. Less expectations, smaller goals, less pressure on myself. Physical therapy is making small, slow, sometimes imperceptible progress, and I need to be content with the same rate of progress in the studio.
Along these same lines, Leo Babauta has written a companion to his book ‘The Power of Less’ — a free ebook called “THRIVING ON LESS: Simplifying in a Tough Economy“.