Thursday, January 17, 2013

Procrastination

Sneaking Up on Procrastination
an 8-Step program
walk past your worktable
pause for a moment to see what's there
mindlessly rearrange a few things and
   straighten just a bit
go do something else
walk past your worktable
make a clear space in the middle
go do something else
walk past your worktable
go hunting and gathering for a few supplies for
   what you want to do next
put a pile of these supplies on your worktable
go do something else
walk past your worktable
rearrange the pile of supplies there
go do something else
walk past your worktable
sit down and stare at the supplies
put whatever is the first step
   (a blank piece of paper or canvas)
    out into the middle
think about what you want to do
go do something else
walk past your worktable
sit down and add something to your project,
   some dabs of paint, some marks,
   some collage
keep doing this for 15 minutes and
   don't stop moving your hands
go do something else
walk past your worktable
make some marks
go do something else
goto your worktable
sit there for awhile
make some more marks if you
   feel like it
just practice sitting in the space and
    feeling good about it
go do something else

repeat steps as needed, maybe all in one day or over a week or . . . 

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