Halloween has passed and that can only mean one thing. PANIC! November is here, Christmas, Hanukkah and all the party going, gift giving events are right around the corner. That corner right there. What do you do? Are you ready? Did you plan, make things ahead of time, take photos while sales were slow back in August? No? Me either. So now what? The To-Do list grows, the mounting project ideas start to call your name or orders are beginning to trickle in. Solution PANIC! No, no you are right panicking will not help. In fact it will have the opposite affect.
Instead, make that to do list and post it up with a pen nearby then, take a breath. Now, Clean Your work space. For me this takes the chance of being distracted down a notch.
Gather the supplies needed to conquer item #1 on your list and start. Work your way down the list. Most of us creative/artist folks tend to start 15 project at once. You get halfway into it and then find the routine dull, see something across the room have a flash of ideas and jump on that one. Wash rinse repeat. The First Item on my To- do list this week has been Stay On Task.
While orders start to come in slowly or if they are tumbling in at record speed stay on top of them. Don’t let them pile up so you are working yourself ragged all in one night.
And Finally take a break. The List will get conquered but not if you are hungry, thirsty, going blind, or losing skin from your fingers. My Break Today…
What are your Staying On Task Secrets?
How do you keep from getting Overwhelmed or Over-Worked?
Contributing Write and Photos by: Tehlia