Random Ramblings

Don’t Think About Your Life After Dinnertime.

I read this quote earlier in the week and wanted to share:

I have a very simple rule that serves me well: Don’t think too much about your life after dinnertime. Thinking too much at the end of the day is a recipe for despair. Everything looks better in the light of the morning. Cliché, maybe, but it works.

—Austin Kleon

I also read about the symptoms of “sundowning” in dementia patients on Austin Kleon’s blog post. As it gets late in the day, and the sun begins to set, patients may experience the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Ignores directions
  • Restless
  • Irritable
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Demanding
  • Suspicious

However, these are also symptoms that creative people tend to experience, especially as it gets late in the day! I know I shouldn’t interact with social media before bed. Bad news tends to get me worked up and messes up my sleep schedule.

I think Austin Kleon might be onto something!

xo Juli

*Beautiful View of Sunset Photo by Ryan McGuire

11 thoughts on “Don’t Think About Your Life After Dinnertime.”

  1. What’s really weird is that for me, thinking about my life in the morning is the worst thing on earth. Much worse than after dinner.

    Everything used to look better in the morning, but for some reason, it seems to be the opposite now. I must be truly messed up!


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