Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Shop & Settling Down To Work
I had a few of these little vintage frames, so I decided to pop a print in there and they are available to buy in my store, right here. I only have two so this is a limited run!
I've been having crazy ups and downs in my energy level and motivation to work this week. Inspiration isn't a problem right now, I've just been feeling sluggish and having a hard time getting started. Here are my favorite things to do when that happens:
-Don't worry about it. Worry makes it worse.
-Sit at my desk, even if I don't want to
-Take a walk/go for a run (usually I can focus better when I get back)
-Make a to-do list with tiny steps that seem do-able.
-Make a playlist
-Take and brief look at the blog of someone who seems to have it together and all figured out. The guilt can kick me into gear (half joking. This one is tricky though because any motivation this creates can it can quickly slide into panic which is paralyzing!)
-Bake some bread (I don't know why this works. It's just nice to have bread baking. Hot-from-the-oven bread is also a good bribe to make myself work until it's done baking)
-Light a candle (again, not sure why this works. It's probably just about creating the right atmosphere. The atmosphere where work might happen)
-Make sure I'm hydrated and warm/cool enough. No way is work happening if I'm uncomfortable.
This is kind of a silly list now that I look at it! Oh well, it's what works for me, once I just get started I'm usually fine! What do you do when you're having a hard time settling down to work (whatever that work may be)?
By the way, thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my last post! You're the best!
Posted by Julianna at 7:00 AM