To help pass the time during the COVID-19 lockdown, I decided to take a stab at one of my tried-and-true time-wasters: a jigsaw puzzle.
Over the past few years, I’ve amassed a small collection of puzzles that I could pick from. I decided to take a stab at the Puzz 3D Empire State Building puzzle. This puzzle consists of 569 pieces, 101 of which create a replica of the Metropolitan Life tower, stands two-and-a-half feet tall, and has a difficulty level of “Master”. I figured it would take me about five days to assemble. It took 2.5.
I don’t sit down and work on the puzzle as a task, but rather every time I walk by it, I may spend one to five minutes working on a part. Every found connection hits the dopamine dispenser in my brain, which extends that session by another minute or so.
Once it was done, I left it up for two days to admire my handy work and take some pictures of it, and then I disassembled it and left it in my building lobby for someone else to try.