‘Leave yourself twice as much time as you think you need for a project, knowing that half of that may not look like “making” anything at all …creativity is unpredictable, and it simply takes time.
‘…When I am bird watching, a favorite pastime that is, strictly speaking, “unproductive,” I have noticed that my perception of time slows down. All of my attention is collected into a single focal point, kept there by fascination and genuine, almost unaccountable interest. This is the experience of learning that I want…’
Jenny Odell, Can We Slow Down Time in the Age of TikTok?, New York Times, 31 August 2019
Doing “nothing” is doing something.