I am slowly going into show mode. I do not like show mode. When I get overwhelmed with to dos I have a tendency to turtle and procrastinate. Now I realize that this is not something that people would see as a problem with me but it is a serious problem. I don't know if it because it is humanly impossible to get my list done (more than likely) or if it is just that I get spoiled and stubborn and will carve me time whether I have the time or not. Maybe it is a defense mechanism, mental or otherwise.
I am very behind in the shop and I need to catch up. Because next week I will be in costume hell and I also desperately need the money. When I get up in the morning, I immediately take my meds and this includes anti-inflammatory drugs. My hands are stiff, actually I am stiff but arms and hands are really bad. I give myself a 1/2 hour on the computer to let the meds take affect. I check my e-mails, studio, personal and then the blogs. I also post at this time. But I have found myself really wasting time and not getting the proper amount of sewing done. So I have decides to switch up my schedule until after the show.
I can check the emails as that is necessary and I can check the blogs but no posting until I have sewn $100.00 worth of product. This morning I went into the shop and hemmed 8 items and put darts in two more. I was in there less than and hour and have made $87.00. I have a huge pile to do as soon as this post is done. I just am having trouble staying motivated. I want to take a nap and I just got up.
I had a call from the printer and my show posters are done. I also have a lunch date at 1:00 with the TV station for a commercial for the show. So many little things every day, but big things every day after Saturday.
I have not even started paying bills for the month as I have no money, but that should change by Saturday. I sent home notes yesterday about tuition and costumes, all fees for the upcoming performance are due Saturday. We will see. I won't hold my breath.
Out My Window: watered the yard 2 times yesterday it was so dry. You could just hear it sigh with relief. Very hot here but I say Yippee!
I am off to sew a pile of clothes, 2 zippers and 6 more hems before my next break!
Have a great and productive day!
What do you do to help yourself with procrastination?